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Top actor – and vegan advocate – Edie Falco will join PETA President Ingrid Newkirk as she launches her global speaking tour in Florida.

Newkirk, who is also the founder of animal rights charity PETA, will share her thoughts in her lecture titled We Are All Animals.

According to PETA: “The talk explores the common links that bind various forms of discrimination and how speciesism is just another ‘ism’ to avoid.

“Newkirk will also reveal why PETA’s motto reads ‘animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way’.”

Ingrid Newkirk speaks

Message

Newkirk says: “Since its founding in 1980, PETA’s message has been that when it comes to feelings such as pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.

“Some of us may have feathers, some of us may have fins, and some of us may have just the skin we were born in, but every living, feeling being deserves respect and understanding.”

During the event, Nanci Alexander – owner of Fort Lauderdale’s premiere gourmet vegan restaurant, Sublime Restaurant & Bar – will present the 2018 Nanci Alexander Activist Award to Mike “Crank” Fremgen, a New York City sanitation worker who never hesitates to rescue pigeons, squirrels, or kittens in need.

The event will take place on March 24, at 4pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.