The Observer has a great two–part article about Ingrid Newkirk, one of PETA’s founders. It’s a great read, a very balanced article that really focuses on the sometimes crazy passion that Newkirk has for animal rights. Sure, PETA’s “extreme” (but not nearly as extreme groups like ALF or SHAC), but hey… real change would never come if everyone was a moderate, right?
On a semi-related note, PETA is currently running their sexiest vegetarian poll for 2003. Man, their list of celebrities is exhaustive… everyone from Jeru the Damaja to Apu from the Simpsons to G. Gordon Liddy (!). I was particularly surprised that there were so many more men than women on the list… the general perception is that there are more female vegetarians than male (which may be true).