People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to turn the former home of serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer into a vegan restaurant.
According to Cleveland.com, the three-bedroom Ohio home is currently for sale for $295,000. It is famously the site where Dahmer murdered the first of his 17 victims in 1978, when he was just a senior in high school.
In a move that seems calculated to generate hundreds of posts just like this one, PETA has suggested turning the property into a vegan restaurant called “Eat for Life—Home Cooking.”
“We’re always looking for ways to turn cruelty on its ugly head, so when we heard that serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer‘s childhood home had been put up for sale, we saw an opportunity to create good out of evil,” PETA said in a statement on its website. “Rather than remaining as a stark reminder of its dark past, the building can instead become the site of a celebration of culinary compassion.”
PETA continued to compare Dahmer’s 17 human victims to animals killed and eaten for food in graphic detail.
“Like Dahmer’s human victims, cows, pigs, and chickens are made of flesh and blood and fear for their lives when confronted by a man with a knife. They are also drugged and dragged, and their limbs are bound. Their struggles and screams are ignored as they are killed and cut up to be consumed. Their bones are thrown away like garbage.”
It seems likely that PETA is just using the restaurant idea for publicity and does not actually intend to build a restaurant at the site, especially considering that the township’s zoning inspector says the building is zoned as a residential property and is ill-suited to be a restaurant because of its well water and septic system. The real estate agent responsible for the listing said he did not know if PETA was serious about making an offer or just looking to stir up publicity, but said he’d be happy to talk to PETA if they actually wanted to buy the house.
“I’m certainly going to treat it as a serious lead at this point,” he said.