Jivamukti NYC Classic: Ingrid Newkirk - Why We Should Care About Animal Rights

Jivamukti NYC Classic: Ingrid Newkirk - Why We Should Care About Animal Rights

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This lecture was recorded live on September 7, 2001 at the Jivamukti Yoga Center on Lafayette Street, NYC. Running time: 1 hour, 9 minutes.mp3 Audio Download Only.

In this fascinating and inspiring talk, Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the largest animal rights organization in the world, encourages us to turn our passion for animals into action. By sharing the personal stories, she shows us that animals all over the world are in trouble. At the same time that she arms us with the realities of animal suffering, she shows us easy ways to make measurable and lasting difference in the lives of the most innocent among us through simple acts of kindness and human education.

Animal advocates and their friends will be amazed by her enchanting facts about our fellow sentient beings, including that whales actually sing their histories, octopi decorate their caves with pretty objects they gather from the ocean floor, and field mice place leaves outside their holes at night so they can drink the dew that collects in them by the morning. The positive uplifting tone of this talk opens a window in the minds of people whose only contact with animals is three times a day— breakfast, lunch, and dinner—you'll want to give a copy to everyone you know.

Called a 'beacon of compassion' by John Robbins, Ingrid urges us to think globally and act locally by eliminating animal suffering in our own communities. Through her life and accomplishments, she inspires us to lead a more compassionate life and to be a voice for the voiceless.

Executive Producers: Sharon Gannon, David Life; Producer: Carlos Menjivar; Liner Notes: Valerie Sicinano; Sound Recording: Zack Prewitt; Editing: Fred Szymanski; Cover Photo: ©Motoya Nakamura; Cover Design: Deke Shrum.