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PETA and the Cannibal, Round 2

Written by PETA | January 23, 2008

A little while back, we wrote to the county jail holding alleged cannibal Christopher Lee McCuin, asking that they put him on a flesh-free diet ASAP—since, apart from anything else, there really is something horribly perverse about feeding the guy body parts given the circumstances surrounding his arrest. We received a prompt response to our letter from one Sheriff J.B. Smith, who pointed out (very reasonably) that intentionally altering McCuin’s meals without changing all the other inmate’s meals might be viewed as prejudicial treatment, and asked if we could provide some documentation to support our statement that vegetarian meals promote nonviolence in correction facilities.

Our follow-up letter, which was faxed to the sheriff’s office today, does exactly that. Complete with references to Pythagoras, Albert Einstein, and Tolstoy, along with some information about trial programs at correctional facilities that have given all the inmates vegetarian food, it makes for a pretty good read. Here it is in full.

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  • d says:

    so your saying “lets give rapiest murders and robbers a vegan diet to keep them healthy!” oh my god okay tell your vice president to stop using insulin because its made of dog sperm and stop killing animals your selves and take a look at what your saying!!!

  • Kathleen says:

    Dr. you mentioned the healthy diet which is intriguing… but no mention of chicken or poultry… is this because they eat grain?

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