Peta founder Ingrid Newkirk wants to send some of her skin to the Ministry of Defence and a piece of her heart to Elon Musk.
An animal rights campaigner is to bequeath a piece of her neck to the King, one of her legs to the Grand National and her lips to the US president in her will.
Ingrid Newkirk, who founded Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), has updated her will with a series of requests aimed at continuing her activism after her death.
Alongside a piece of her neck going to the King – a nod to the Royal Family’s ties to pigeon racing and the practice of wringing birds’ necks after races – she wants her liver vacuum packed and sent to the French president.
This is to highlight France’s position as the biggest producer of foie gras and what animal campaigners call the cruel methods of force-feeding ducks and ducks to make it.
She also requested that some of her bare skin be left to the Ministry of Defence if it is still using real bear skin for the King’s Guards’ caps despite the availability of faux fur.
Ms Newkirk has asked for one of her legs to be removed and “violently” broken after her death and displayed at Aintree racecourse during the Grand National, to draw attention to the injuries horses have sustained during the famous race.
Animal rights campaigners called for jump racing to be banned and more stringent safety measures in the sport after three horses died at this year’s Grand National Festival.