PETA Founder to Send Her Rump to ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Producers

London – With the new season of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! underway, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk is updating her unique will – for the second time this year – to bequeath her rump to the show’s producers, should they continue to use the same tired and cruel gimmick of challenging celebrities to eat ostrich anus, camel penis, or any other animal body part.

Newkirk’s will and testament was first written 20 years ago to ensure that even after her demise her work to help animals would continue. Previously updated in June this year, her attorney-executer has been instructed to honour the wish that her “body be used in a manner that draws attention to needless animal suffering and exploitation”.

“The camels, kangaroos, sheep, and other animals whose body parts are served up have more dignity than the moronic producers of this vile show, who think nothing of disrespecting, exploiting, or killing animals for a lark,” says Newkirk. “PETA is calling on the producers to stop using animals in these cruel and tasteless stunts – and if they are truly stuck for a new idea, they might consider serving up the rump of a willing human instead.”

PETA points out that in addition to eating animals’ genitals, organs, and other body parts, the show has also used numerous live animals in stunts, including snakes, rats, spiders, and thousands of insects, which has resulted in over 10,000 people logging complaints with Ofcom over the programme’s mistreatment of animals. Last year, PETA sent a letter to presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, calling on them to end their complicity in the show’s animal abuse and step down from their roles.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, or Instagram.


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