PETA President Wills Body to Group

Newkirk suggests her flesh be barbecued, skin made into purse
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2009 3:35 PM CST
PETA President Wills Body to Group
This photo released by HBO shows a scene from the documentary " I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA".The film premieres Nov. 19.   (HBO)

The president of PETA has written a will donating her body to the organization along with suggestions about how best to use various body parts, TreeHugger reports. First on the list is the request that her “meat” be used as “human barbecue,” to remind the world “that flesh foods are not needed.” For similar reasons, Newkirk also suggests that her skin be fashioned into leather products, and feet turned into umbrella stands (à la elephants).

Among the more bizarre suggestions in her will:

  • That one of Newkirk’s eyes be sent to the EPA to remind it that PETA will be watching.
  • That her “pointing finger” be delivered to Kenneth Feld, who owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, “to stand as the Greatest Accusation on Earth” of the treatment of circus animals.
  • On a positive note, Newkirk wants one of her thumbs to be delivered as a sort of everlasting thumbs-up to whoever PETA decides has most advanced the cause of animal rights that year.
Click the PETA link for the full list.
(More PETA stories.)

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