From Cannibal to Compassionate Cook?

Published by PETA.

Indonesian bachelor Sumanto really digs older women. Digs them up, that is. Yes, I’m talking about corpses, not cougars.


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According to news reports, Sumanto dug up a grave and feasted on the flesh of an old woman’s corpse for a “cheap and tasty meal.” Fresh out of prison after serving time for this crime, he’s promised that his people-eating days are over, vowing that he now just wants to “taste love” (I wonder if that’s what he’ll put on his profile). While his neighbors are giving him the cold shoulder, the kind folks at PETA Asia-Pacific are willing to offer him a hand in kicking corpse cuisine for good.

Instead of turning over a new grave, they’re suggesting that Sumanto turn over a new leaf and go vegetarian. Like humans, animals are made of flesh, blood, and bone. They have the same capacity to love, and they experience fear in the face of death. When animals die, their families grieve too. To help with this transition, PETA Asia-Pacific is sending Sumanto a copy of The Compassionate Cook, PETA’s first vegetarian cookbook, which is chock-full of “cheap and tasty” meals that won’t cost him or anyone else an arm and a leg.

I highly recommend the Mock Chopped Liver, a dish that tastes so much like the real thing that it could fool even the most die-hard cannibals.

Written by Amy Elizabeth

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