PETA Endorses ‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ With a Twist

For Immediate Release:
December 15, 2020

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has warned people against eating raw meat or “cannibal sandwiches” this holiday season—but PETA is offering different advice. Here’s a  statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk:

Raw meat can kill you, but if you’re going to eat it anyway, take PETA’s advice and make your “cannibal sandwich” from roadkill—you’ll skip the antibiotics and hormones pumped into animals on filthy factory farms and prevent an animal from being castrated, confined, and shipped off to a terrifying death in a blood-soaked slaughterhouse, none of which sounds particularly appetizing unless you’re Hannibal Lecter. Of course, if the thought of scraping roadkill off the pavement makes you lose your lunch, PETA stands ready with recipes, shopping tips, and a free vegan starter kit. Oh, and just as raw meat can sicken and even kill you, so can cooked meat, via hardening of the arteries, various types of cancer, high blood pressure, and more—so the life you save might just be your own.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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“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