Prison should serve flesh-free meals to cannibal inmate?
It is a day for tying up loose ends. First came word that prosecutors are seeking a more stringent sentence for a store clerk who pled guilty to feeding female shoppers semen-laced yogurt. Now comes the next chapter in a story reported last week about a man who feasted on the eye and brain of another whom he had hacked to death.
A short while ago, I received an email from David Perle of PETA stating that his organization is requesting that the jail housing accused hatchet murderer and cannibal Tyree Lincoln Smith
help quell Smith’s apparent thirst for blood by providing him with flesh-free, vegetarian meals, which would be cost-effective and ensure that Smith does not contribute to any needless violence.
The email further states:
‘Studies show that vegetarian meals can reduce violence among offenders—and if anyone needs a reduction in violence, it’s someone who killed and ate another human being,’ says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. ‘PETA can help New Haven Correctional Center introduce a menu of bean burritos instead of burgers and so save many lives.’
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