2. The childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer, where he committed his first murder, is for sale in Akron, Ohio for $295,000.
4. On April 4th, Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA, sent a letter to the real estate agent handling the home.
6. PETA’s letter states an intent to convert the property into a vegan restaurant.
“Given that this is the spot where Jeffrey Dahmer grew up and committed murder, it may provide an opportunity for us to respond to the past with something positive.”
8. In the letter, PETA compares the brutal murders committed by Dahmer to the way animals are slaughtered for food.
For those following Dahmer’s story, the pattern became familiar: Dahmer drugged his victims, dragged them across the room, and bound their legs and feet. Their struggles and cries went unanswered. They were slaughtered and had their heads sawed off. Their body parts were refrigerated for later consumption, and their bones were discarded with the trash. But, horrifyingly, this violence did not end with Dahmer’s incarceration or death. It continues in the same way but with different victims today—more than 30 billion animals are slaughtered in just this way for food in the U.S. each year.
9. The full letter can be found at WYNC.
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