‘Meat’ vs. Human Body Parts: Can You Tell the Difference? [GRAPHIC]

If people find body parts on movie screens repulsive, how can body parts in an oven be appetizing? To find out, we created a challenge for self-proclaimed carnivores. See if you can determine which of these pictures are of “meat” (animal body parts) and which are of human body parts. The answers may surprise you.

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We “eat” with our eyes before we eat with our mouths, so here’s to hoping you didn’t find yourself getting hungry looking at a freshly cut human. The unappetizing truth is that most animals not only have the same physical parts as humans but also have the same capacity to feel pain, fear, love, joy, and hope. And all animals—human and otherwise—value their own lives and don’t want to die.

Fortunately, each of us can easily feed ourselves without taking someone else’s life.

Because no matter whom the body part belonged to, humans don’t need to eat it.

So if the photos above have your stomach turning, fear not: “Butchered” plants don’t look nearly as gruesome. See?

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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