Ingrid Newkirk (Norfolk, VA) is the world-famous dog lover and founder/president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the largest animal rights organization in the world. A master of publicity, she has appeared on Today, Oprah, Nightline, Crossfire, 20/20, on radio, and in print. A deputy sheriff in Maryland for nearly thirty years, she is also the author of several books and articles on the social implications of our treatment of animals. In 2008, HBO released a documentary of her life titled I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA.
Jane Ratcliffe (Ann Arbor, MI) is a novelist and freelance writer. She has her MFA from Columbia University and currently teaches creative writing.