PETA Wants to Turn O.J.’s Home into ‘Meat is Murder’ Museum

January 20, 2012  |  

I continue to be amazed at how PETA wants to trample all over humans’ rights and feelings in order to protect the well-being of animals.

Everyone knows O.J. Simpson’s Florida home is facing foreclosure and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals want first dibs on the property so they can turn it into a “Meat is Murder” Museum.

According to NY Magazine, the organization wrote a letter to JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon asking if the bank would be willing to donate the home or allow PETA to purchase it for a “nominal sum” once they foreclose on the property. Explaining what the organization would do with the home, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk wrote this:

“Our museum will remind visitors that violence may not always be preventable but that it sometimes can be prevented and that nonviolence begins on our plates.”

Insensitive much? Unfortunately Ingrid didn’t stop there with her crass remarks, adding:

“For instance, many wonderful flesh-and-blood individuals—who feel pain and fear as acutely as humans do and who value their lives in much the same way—are knifed to death every day for nothing more than a fleeting taste of flesh.”

It’s clear PETA’s leadership thinks it’s somehow OK to make light of the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman for which O.J. stood trial for murdering. Only one word comes to mind when I read those words: tasteless.

If the bank does in fact allow PETA to assume ownership of the home, they’ve  already got their house of horrors planned out with “exhibits that give visitors a sense of the terror that animals used for food experience.”

The museum will “highlight interesting facts about the animals who are so casually converted into sandwich fillings, that pigs rank higher on cognition tests than 3-year-old human children, and that chickens recognize one another by facial features, and that fish form friendships.” They’ve even supposedly designed a free meat-free menu with riblets, veggie burgers, and faux chicken.

These people are truly special.

What do you think about PETA’s Meat is Murder museum idea?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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