PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk has announced her desire to leave behind a grisly set of assets upon her death. This includes a luxury handbag made from her skin, her lips to be delivered to the US president, and parts of her bowel gifted to Salt Bae.
As Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara famously showed in his last moments, the ultimate statement of defiance can sometimes be made in death.
This belief is one evidently shared by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) founder Ingrid Newkirk, who wishes to divvy up parts of her body to be sent as grisly gifts for several key public figures upon her passing.
News of Newkirk’s revised will was announced by the organisation on Monday, along with a list of beneficiaries and a macabre diagram displaying the activist’s likeness.
A series of labels point to different body parts like a sort of grim buffet, each featuring a recipient, detailed instructions, and the reasoning behind every decision.
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‘On his deathbed, they asked Bob Hope where he wanted to be buried and he replied “Surprise me”’, said Newkirk.
‘In my case, when I die I hope to keep on surprising those who harm animals, provoking conversation about speciesism, and campaigning against animal abuse’.
To this aim, she has targeted supposed offenders across all industries and even included the newly coronated King Charles III. His majesty is to receive a piece of Newkirk’s neck on account of the royal family’s history of pigeon hunting – and the practice of wringing birds’ necks after races.
French president Emmanuel Macron will reportedly receive a vacuum-packed liver to highlight the nation’s position as the biggest producer of foie gras, a duck liver entree created by cruelly force-feeding the waterbirds over time.