Saturday, December 20, 2008
Oprah Winfrey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'
CHICAGO (AP) -- Animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has named Oprah Winfrey its "Person of the Year."
PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk says Friday that Winfrey has used her "powerful voice to defend those without one."
Norfolk, Va.-based PETA says the group will send Winfrey an award plaque and a letter of appreciation.