Evangelist’s Wife’s Body Reportedly Kept Like Frozen Food

Published by PETA.

An Alabaman evangelist named Anthony Hopkins was apparently arrested last week when his wife—who’d been missing for three years—was reportedly discovered in his freezer. (Now, why does that name sound so familiar…?)

Local police reportedly found the body of what they believe to be Hopkins’ wife, a mother of eight, and reportedly arrested him on a murder charge as he preached at a church in southern Alabama. We’re not sure what the subject of the sermon was. News reports say he’s now sitting in a Mobile County jail, awaiting a bond hearing.

He’s not been tried yet, so whether or not he planned on eating her liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti is a matter of speculation.

While people are rightly horrified at the thought of Hopkins’ frozen wife, we’re hoping that some good might come from pointing out that there’s something wrong with stowing away any flesh. To highlight this, PETA has launched a new thought-provoking billboard, which we’re attempting to run in Mobile, Alabama. We hope it makes some folks stop and think about how everyone—not just humans—is made of flesh, blood, bone, and emotions.

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So, how about trying an easy and tasty vegetarian meal?

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind