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Ingrid Newkirk
Co-founder and national director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).


People should leave animals alone

“Pet ownership is slavery. Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or be entertained by.”

Source: “The Truth about Conspiracy Theories,” by Tom DeWeese, The DeWeese Report,, February 2007, page 7.
Hardcopy: Copy of the DeWeese article.
Contributor: AIM

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When I die, I want my body used to promote animal causes.

“Upon my death, it is my wish that my body be used in a manner that draws attention to needless animal suffering and exploitation [. . . I want] the ‘meat’ of my body, or a portion thereof, [. . .] used for a human barbecue, to remind the world that the meat of a corpse is all flesh, regardless of whether it comes from a human being or another animal, and that flesh foods are not needed [. . . I want] my skin, or a portion thereof, [. . .] removed and made into leather products, such as purses, to remind the world that human skin and the skin of other animals is the same and that neither is ‘fabric’ nor needed [. . . I want] my feet [. . .] removed and umbrella stands or other ornamentation [. . .] made from them, as a reminder of the depravity of killing innocent animals, such as elephants [. . . I want] one of my eyes [. . .] 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 [. . . I want] my pointing finger [. . .] delivered to Kenneth Feld, owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, or to a circus museum to stand as the ‘Greatest Accusation on Earth’ on behalf of the countless elephants, lions, tigers, bears, and other animals who have been kidnapped from their families and removed from their homelands [. . . I want] my liver [. . .] vacuum-packed and shipped, in whole or in part, to France, to there be used in a public appeal to persuade shoppers not to support the vile practice of force-feeding geese and ducks for foie gras [. . . I want] one of my ears [. . .] removed, mounted, and sent to the Canadian Parliament to assist them 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 [. . . I want] one of my thumbs [. . .] removed, mounted upwards on a plaque, and sent to the person or institution that, in the year of my death or thereabouts, PETA decides has done the most to promote alternatives to the use and abuse of animals in any area of their exploitation [. . . I want] one of my thumbs [. . .] mounted in a downward position and sent to the person or institution that, in the year of my death or thereabouts, has gone against the changing tide of societal opinion and frightened and hurt animals in some egregious manner [. . . I want] a little part of my heart [. . .] buried near the racetrack at Hockenheim, preferably near the Ferrari pits, where Michael Shumacher raced in and won the German Grand Prix [. . . I want] anything else [. . .] done with my body that PETA believes will serve to draw attention to and so abate the plight of exploited animals.”

Source: “Ingrid Newkirk\'s Unique Will,” as published here.
Hardcopy: Printout from this website. Also: “PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals, Er, No, People Being Tasty Animals,” by Kathleen Marquardt, The DeWeese Report, January 2007, page 8.
Where: As posted on the PETA website, under the title, “Directions for the Disposition of the Remains of Ingrid Newkirk.”
When: April 30, 2003.
Contributor: AIM.

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Pet ownership is unacceptable.

“Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.”

Source: Animal Scam, by Kathleen Marquardt with Herbert M. Levine and Mark LaRochelle, 1993, page 179. Also: Animal Rights -– The Inhumane Crusade, by Daniel T. Oliver, 1999, page 78.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 179 from Animal Scam and page 78 from Animal Rights.
Where: As quoted in “Just Like Us? Toward a Notion of Animal Rights” (symposium), Harper’s, August 1988, page 50.
When: August 1988.
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Humans are nothing but trouble.

“Mankind is the biggest blight on the face of the earth.”

Source: Animal Scam, by Kathleen Marquardt with Herbert M. Levine and Mark LaRochelle, 1993, page 175. Also: Animal Rights – The Inhumane Crusade, by Daniel T. Oliver, 1999, page 7.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 175 from Animal Scam and page 7 from Animal Rights.
Where: As quoted in “Beyond Cruelty,” by Katie McCabe, Washingtonian, February 1990, page 191.
When: February 1990.
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Laboratories that perform experiments on animals should burn.

“I find it small wonder that the laboratories [where they do scientific experiments on animals] aren’t all burning to the ground. If I had more guts, I’d light a march.”

Source: 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America – (And Al Franken Is #37), by Bernard Goldberg, 2005, page 161.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 161 from Goldberg's book.
Where: The Chronicle of Higher Education.
When: November 12, 1999.
Contributor: AIM.

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Equating Jews and chickens.

“Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughterhouses.”

Source: “PETA: Cruel and Unusual,” by Iain Murray and Ivan Osorio, Human Events, January 16, 2006, page 15.
Hardcopy: Copy of the source article.
Where: As quoted in a Washington Post article.
When: 1983.
Contributor: AIM.

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We’re against all tests on animals.

“Even if animal tests produced a cure [for AIDS], ‘we’d be against it.'”

Source: Animal Scam, by Kathleen Marquardt with Herbert M. Levine and Mark LaRochelle, 1993, page 178.
Hardcopy: Printout of 2-3-03 webpage that posted the quote.
Contributor: AIM.

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Humans don’t have a right to life.

“I don’t believe human beings have the ‘right to life.’ That’s a supremacist perversion. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.”

Source: The Marketing of Evil – How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption disguised as Freedom, by David Kupelian, 2005, page 91. Also: “The True Meaning of ‘Animal Rights’,” by Kathleen Marquardt, Insider’s Report, Newsletter of the American Policy Center, June 1997, page 3.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 91 from Kupelian’s book. Also: Copy of page 3 from Marquardt's article.
Where: In the Washingtonian magazine. Newkirk's words to a Vogue reporter: “Animal liberationists do not separate out the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all mammals.”
When: August 1, 1986.
Contributor: AIM.

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