PETA Wants to Turn Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer's Home Into a Vegan Restaurant

Kristine Marsh
By Kristine Marsh | April 8, 2014 | 11:52 AM EDT

The House Where Jeffrey Dahmer Lived (Photo: Keller Williams Realty)

Animal rights activist group PETA( "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals") is interested in buying serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's Akron, OH home and turning it into a vegan restaurant. The house is where Dahmer mutilated and killed his first victim. For over a decade, Dahmer killed 16 more people, eating some, before he was caught.

The house's bloody past is actually a good marketing tool, according to PETA President Igrid E. Newkirk, who wrote about PETA's strategy in a letter to the real estate agency who placed the house up for sale:

"We are always looking for ways to draw attention to the violence inherent in the production of meat, eggs, and milk...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."

You read that right: the "victims" PETA wants to bring attention to are cows and chickens - not the 17 human beings Jeffrey Dahmer brutally murdered. PETA's website went even further in their ludicrous analogy:

"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."

The difference is that when Dahmer was caught, his killing spree ended. Today, however, more than 30 billion animals are slaughtered in the U.S. every year in similarly gruesome ways for food."

PETA is known for its extreme tactics and viewpoints. In the past, they've compared the killing of chickens to the Holocaust, called for stores to hide hunting magazines from children because they are violence "porn," used naked celebrities in ads, and their president even protested by being tied up and forced-fed to protest cruelty towards geese raised for food.