PETA Requests Vegan Prison Meals for Cannibal Teen

Published by PETA.

Last month, Florida State University student Austin Harrouff was charged with murder for allegedly killing two people and chewing on the flesh of one victim in Tequesta. That’s why PETA has written to Sheriff William D. Snyder of the Martin County Jail today asking him to serve Harrouff all-vegan meals.

“Switching to vegan meals will keep blood off this man’s plate, and that seems a useful thing to do,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is offering to help Sheriff Snyder save lives and public funds by serving prisoners—especially violent ones—a humane and cost-effective vegan menu.”

PETA points out that we are all made of flesh and blood, that we are all animals, and that the violent acts that Harrouff has been charged with are similar to those commonly inflicted upon billions of farmed animals in the U.S. each year.

Ditching meat, dairy “products,” and eggs spares smart pigs, sensitive cows, curious chickens, and other animals a miserable life and a terrifying death. Vegan meals are also healthy, economical, and easy to prepare, and they’ve been shown to help improve inmate behavior at several correctional facilities.

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