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<b>Animal Rights Leader Wants to Be Barbecued</b><br><br>
Fri Apr 25, 9:15 AM ET<br><br><br><br><br><br>
By Francois Murphy<br><br><br><br>
LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of a prominent U.S.-based animal rights group said she had drawn up a will directing that her flesh be barbecued and her skin used to make leather products in protest at man's ill-treatment of animals.<br><br><br><br>
Ingrid Newkirk, 53, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), said on Thursday she had chosen to donate her body to her organization for use in a variety of startling protests.<br><br><br><br>
Newkirk also suggested her feet be removed and made into umbrella stands similar to those made from elephant feet that she had seen as a child.<br><br><br><br>
"I want to find ways to have my work live on when I'm gone and this has been my first idea. I will make a stir when I am long in the ground," Newkirk told Reuters.<br><br><br><br>
A PETA spokesman said Newkirk held British and U.S. citizenship and a copy of her will would be kept in both countries.<br><br><br><br>
In the document she also suggests her liver be vacuum-packed and sent to France to be used in a campaign to persuade shoppers not to buy foie gras, made from the livers of force-fed ducks and geese.<br><br><br><br>
"We are in the business of getting people to think about what happens to animals," she said.<br><br><br><br>
"When they go to the grocery store and buy foie gras in a tin, there is absolutely no thought of the geese. If my liver makes people talk about the issues then some good will come of it."<br><br><br><br>
Newkirk said she had not heard of anyone making similar arrangements in their will.<br><br><br><br>
"We hope it will start a trend," she said, adding that she had received a letter from a person interested in using their remains to promote vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
But one body part listed in the will is not protest or animal related. It says a small part of her heart should be buried near the Hockenheim Formula One racing circuit in Germany, preferably near the Ferrari pits.<br><br><br><br>
"I love Formula One. I love Michael Schumacher, and I thought I would have a little bit of personal indulgence there," she said. "But it's not without a connection to animals because he actually signed a letter for us against experiments on monkeys in Germany."<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030425/od_nm/odd_animals_dc_1" target="_blank">http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...d_animals_dc_1</a>
 

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The reporting, if you can call it that, is picked up from that New Yorker piece from a week or so ago. Worth picking up a copy, if you ask me.
 

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That is so radical. It sounds so creepy; yet the thought of it done to animals continuously doesn't bother...<br><br>
How desensitized we are.<br><br>
It's sad that the only way to get people to listen is to be as sensationalistic/controversial as possible <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> It's not enough, the cruelty.
 

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I saw an episode of jackass where they had the "human barbecue" Was this the inspiration for Ingrid Newkirk?? You decide.
 

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they BBQed a guy in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes".<br><br><br><br>
If she's 53 now, I think when she dies her meat would be kind of tough and stringy, I don't think it would taste too good.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"> i think she's silly to do this. it's going to attract more negative attention towards veg*n's rather than make people think about what they're eating.<br><br><br><br>
The amount of people that's she's trying to catch the attention of, I highly doubt most of them will then say "ugh, that's what I really eat when I eat meat??", but instead they'll be saying "what a weirdo" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/stupid.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sign:">
 

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I think that PETA could change the negative comments about them easily. Just think - If they actually spent their money on rescuing cats dogs, pigeopns and whatever else needs help, and became an organisation that actually helped animals directly, I'd give them credit.<br><br><br><br>
But of course, until PETA actually come to their senses, I'mn o going to bother giving them any credit.
 

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they do spend a lot of money rescuing animals... it just never makes the news.<br><br><br><br>
did you read that article in the New Yorker. you should read it. it's long, so print it out. <a href="http://courses.ats.rochester.edu/nobis/animals/new-yorker-ingrid-newkirk.pdf" target="_blank">http://courses.ats.rochester.edu/nob...id-newkirk.pdf</a>
 

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well i read the first page of that article. peta it seems has done many good things to open peoples eyes, but they havent helped animals directly. i mean im sure they have a little. but most of their money is going to inventing slogans and videos.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by drew</i><br><br><b>well i read the first page of that article.</b></div>
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Well done! One page out of fourteen...... that's just over 7%. I'm impressed.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b>peta it seems has done many good things to open peoples eyes, but they havent helped animals directly. i mean im sure they have a little.</b></div>
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Well, have they or haven't they? Make up your mind.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b>but most of their money is going to inventing slogans and videos.</b></div>
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You have access to their financial records and expenditure details? Or was that in the 7% of the article you read,and if so could you please point it out to me?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
And throughout all this whining about PETA, what are you doing?
 

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what am i doing im not eating meat and not eating dairy. and im not the only one who is complaining about peta. so far the only thing that i have heard about peta is the crazy pointless crap they do. . sorry for my wishy washy statement. as a matter a fact i am sure they have saved animals. but they are waisting money on a lot of things. and we are all guilty of whinning . i am sure some things piss you off. i am sure you whine about them.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by drew</i><br><br><b>so far the only thing that i have heard about peta is the crazy pointless crap they do.</b></div>
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that's because the majority of the people on this board are anti-peta, and the news media is anti-peta, so of course that's all you're going to hear about.
 

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Considering Ingrid refers to PETA as "media whores" I don't think the blame for that can lie completely on the media. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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Back to the topic, you can read PETA's report on the will here:<br><br><a href="http://www.peta.org/feat/newkirk/" target="_blank">http://www.peta.org/feat/newkirk/</a><br><br>
and you can read Newkirk's entire will and testament here:<br><br><a href="http://www.peta.org/feat/newkirk/will.html" target="_blank">http://www.peta.org/feat/newkirk/will.html</a>
 

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They say BBQed, but who would *ever* eat her? I guess it'd be more ethical than eating an animal, because this was her wish, but jeez. Eating people isn't good.
 
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