PETA president explains why she wants her flesh after death to be used in a human BBQ
Ingrid Newkirk, the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has made post-mortem plans for her body to be cooked and her body parts used to send a message of animal rights activism. In a recent interview with Fox News, Newkirk stated that she wanted her flesh to be cooked, with onions, in a “human barbeque” after her death, as a way to reinforce the belief that “flesh is flesh” and that nobody should be consuming animals. In addition to this, the PETA co-founder plans to have her skin peeled off and made into leather goods, her eye to be shipped to the National Institutes of Health for animal testing, and her foot to be used as an elephant umbrella stand. The leader has already made arrangements with a pathologist to divide her body parts for post-mortem activism.
PETA was founded in the 1980s with small beginnings and has since grown to have over 9 million members and an annual budget of over $80 million. Newkirk has been called “The woman behind the most successful radical group in America,” by the New Yorker. The organization is known for opposing “speciesism” or a “human-supremacist worldview” and fighting for animal rights.
While some may view PETA’s tactics as extreme, the organization defends its actions on its website stating that it is not radical to do what it takes to drive home its mission. Newkirk has remained firm in her beliefs, calling industrial farming an “abomination” and highlighting the “wretched” animal cruelty found through PETA investigations.
What is PETA?
PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is the world’s largest animal rights organization that fights for animal rights, promotes a vegan diet, and opposes using animals for various purposes, such as clothing and entertainment.
Who is Ingrid Newkirk?
Ingrid Newkirk is the co-founder and current president of PETA, an animal rights organization. She is known for her radical stance in promoting animal rights, opposing animal use in various industries, and being a lifelong vegan.
What is “speciesism”?
“Speciesism” is the belief that humans are superior to other animals and can use them for various purposes, such as food, clothing, and entertainment. PETA opposes this belief and fights for animal rights.
What are some of PETA’s controversial tactics?
PETA is known for using various tactics to spread its message of animal rights, some of which are considered controversial. These include public demonstrations, shock tactics, and undercover investigations into animal exploitation.
PETA President Advocates for Human BBQ Using Her Body After Death
Ingrid Newkirk, the President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has made headlines with her post-mortem plans, which are set out in her updated will. Speaking in an interview with Fox News Digital, Newkirk explained that among her final wishes were to have her flesh cooked using onions in a “human barbecue” to highlight the point that “flesh is flesh” and that nobody should be eating animals. She also requested that her skin be used to make leather goods, including a belt and purse, while one of her eyes should be shipped to the National Institutes of Health for animal testing. Newkirk has already arranged for a pathologist to divide her body parts, according to the will. The President of PETA does not expect her flesh to be eaten but believes that the message will be powerful enough. PETA, which has over 9 million members and an annual budget exceeding $80 million, praised Newkirk’s will as a way of continuing to help animals and encouraging everyone to wake up from their speciesist views. Despite PETA’s controversial tactics in the past, the organization claims that it is not radical to do whatever it takes to emphasize its mission of promoting animal rights and preventing unnecessary animal cruelty.