After Joseph Oberhansley’s Conviction, PETA Pushes Jail to Serve Violence-Diffusing, Flesh-Free Meals
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October 26, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
New Fortress, Ind. – Days after Joseph Oberhansley was convicted of murdering and cannibalizing his girlfriend, PETA dispatched a letter to New Fortress Correctional Facility Warden Mark Sevier advising him to attempt to hold Oberhansley’s bloodthirstiness at bay—and promote total nonviolence on the jail—by offering inmates with strictly all-vegan, flesh-free, cold meals.
“Identical to people, different animals really feel ache and concern, worth their lives, and don’t wish to find yourself having their throats lower for anybody’s plate,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Greens and beans are a wholesome, cost-effective possibility that maintain the important thing to lowering violence within the jail inhabitants and all through any group.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals aren’t ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
PETA’s letter to Sevier follows.
October 26, 2020
New Fortress Correctional Facility
Pricey Mr. Sevier,
On behalf of PETA and our greater than 6.5 million members and supporters worldwide, together with hundreds throughout Indiana, I’m writing to recommend that you just forestall new inmate Joseph Oberhansley from being concerned in any extra situations of flesh-eating whereas in your custody by offering him with completely vegan meals.
In gentle of his homicide conviction for killing his girlfriend and consuming her flesh, it appears solely becoming to disclaim him the style of flesh whereas he’s in jail. All of us realized in primary biology that—identical to people—cows, chickens, and different animals are made from flesh, blood, and bone and that they share our capability to expertise struggling and concern. We additionally know that—as many documentaries and exposés have proven—animals killed for meals are shackled the other way up, their throats are lower, and they’re typically scalded and even dismembered whereas alive for nothing greater than a fleeting style.
Some prisons—together with Alabama’s highest-security jail, William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility—have discovered that giving inmates vegetarian or vegan meals could be a profitable a part of a violence-reduction program. Vegan meals are straightforward to arrange and cost-efficient, and so they might help save taxpayers’ cash by lowering prisoners’ health-care prices: Vegans have a decrease danger of affected by coronary heart illness, weight problems, most cancers, and diabetes than meat-eaters do. As well as, with the world nonetheless within the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, serving vegan meals is a accountable, prosocial transfer: In accordance with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, greater than 75% of rising illnesses originate in animals and slaughterhouses are hotbeds of COVID-19 infections.
In truth, a vegan meal plan would profit all of your inmates, and we’d be comfortable that can assist you in any manner we are able to, together with by supplying recipes. Thanks in your consideration. I stay up for listening to from you.
Govt Vice President