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The Financial Times profiles Ingrid Newkirk, 59, co-founder and president of PETA, which catalogs her controversial animal rights activism through the years. PETA protests have led to the introduction of the veggie burger at Burger King, McDonald's auditing its slaughterhouses, and Mercedes-Benz offering a pleather…

PETA's Ingrid Newkirk has been criticized for using naked women in her ad campaigns, and in a recent interview with Mother Jones, she says: "It's rubbish because the organization is run by a woman, who is me. I marched in the earliest of rallies, I am an adamant feminist, but I'm not a prude and I think you can go to…

Madonna is thisclose to becoming the next Anna Wintour, at least in the eyes of animal-rights activists. The pop star and friend of vegan Stella McCartney dyed the sheep at her English estate an array of hues, the better to art direct them for a shoot for Vogue. Says an RSPCA spokesman: "It sends out the wrong message…