BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio, April 7 (UPI) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a strange suggestion for what to do with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home in Ohio -- turn into a vegan restaurant.
The three-bedroom, three-bath home in Bath Township, where Dahmer killed the first of his 17 victims, was recently put on the market $295,000.
“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 posted 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.”
During the 1978 killing, Dahmer dismembered 19-year-old hitchhiker Steven Hicks in the house and scattered his remains throughout the property.
“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,” PETA wrote. “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.”
The organization wants the restaurant named to be named “Eat for Life--Home Cooking.”
“We are always looking for ways to draw attention to the violence inherent in the production of meat, eggs, and milk -- which involve processes that would shock all but the most hard-hearted person,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk wrote in a letter to Richard Lubinski of Stouffer Realty. “Dahmer’s old house gives us a way to evoke sympathy for these victims and to suggest that a life-affirming diet can change everything.”
Lubinski is all for it.
“I think it’s great,” Lubinski told the Akron Beacon Journal. “If they want to buy it and repurpose it, that’s phenomenal. I’m certainly going to treat it as a serious lead at this point.”
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