For immediate release:
July 5, 2021
Moira Collie 202-483-7382
Angels – Below you will find PETA President Ingrid Newkirk’s post-death statement Free Willie producer and longtime PETA supporter Richard Donner.
“PETA will remember Richard as a brilliant director and producer whose films made people think of animals asone, not something… Pioneer, long before Blackfish opening his eyes and hearts, Richard revealed the suffering of captive killer whales with Free Willie– and thanks to the impressive effect of his film, Keiko the killer whale was rescued from the marine park prison and spent many joyful years swimming freely in the coastal waters of Norway. Richard holds a special place in PETA’s heart for his activeness and kindness, and we will miss him. “
PETA – whose motto is “Animals are not ours to experiment, eat, carry, use for fun or otherwise abuse” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…