Body of PETA's Ingrid Newkirk Will Be Used for Leather & BBQ

 - Feb 23, 2009
References: ingridnewkirk & treehugger
PETA is known for its shocking, attention-grabbing and sometimes downright bizarre method of animal activism; its president, Ingrid Newkirk, has done her part to continue PETA’s legacy by donating her body to PETA in her will.

The bizarre legal document wills Ingrid Newkirk’s body to PETA, to be used to draw attention to the suffering of animals. To help PETA figure out how this can be done, Newkirk submitted a list of specific requests.

Here are some of the highlights of Ingrid Newkirk’s will, as abridged by TreeHugger: a barbecue using some of Newkirk’s own flesh, leather made from Newkirk’s skin, her pointer finger sent to the head of Ringling Brothers or some other large circus venue, one of her eyes sent to the administrator of the EPA, and her feet cut off and turned into ornaments like umbrella stands.