Apparently, Ingrid Newkirk is promoting her new book (PLEASE don't buy it or support her royal craziness in any way.)
An article in the New York Post June 16, 2009 states:
PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk didn't always fight for animal rights. In "The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights," Newkirk writes: "There was nothing I loved more than my fur jacket. In my 20s, I was eating my way through the animal kingdom, and what I didn't eat I wore." She saw the light after visiting an animal shelter and eventually founded the animal rights' group, in 1980.
Best comment: The ex-smoker is always the most zealous foe of tobacco use.