Just when you think PETA has just attained the very bottom of the barrel, it just keeps getting worse and worse: PETA founder makes bizarre online will for animal rights.
Ingrid Newkirk, founder and president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said that upon her death, she wants one of her ears “removed, mounted” and sent to Ottawa to help the government “in hearing, for the first time perhaps, the screams of the seals, bears, raccoons, foxes, and minks bludgeoned, trapped, and sometimes skinned alive for their pelts.”
The 59-year-old activist asked that “one of my eyes be removed, mounted, and delivered to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a reminder that PETA will continue to be watching the agency until it stops poisoning and torturing animals in useless and cruel experiments.”
She also asked that her skin be made into leather purses, her feet be crafted into umbrella stands “in remembrance of the elephant-foot umbrella stands . . . I saw as a child” and her liver vacuum-packed and sent to France in protest of foie gras.