PETA Wants OJ Simpson’s House For A “Meat Is Murder” Museum
O.J. Simpson’s Florida home is facing foreclosure and there is one unusual source that has showed great interest in the property. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are appealing to JP Morgan bank, which is repossessing the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Miami and asking them to donate it to be turned into a ‘Meat Is Murder’ Museum.
According to CNN, PETA said it chose Simpson’s home because he was outspoken about his consumption of meat. Simpson was a spokesman for a chicken restaurant chain, and owned two restaurants and a stake in HoneyBaked Ham stores. Simpson is currently serving a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping in Nevada over a host of memorabilia that he intended to reclaim as his own.
In a letter to JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk writes:
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. 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,”
That wording seems to be a bit ironic, considering O.J. is most famous for being acquitted in the murder of his late wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.
The ‘Meat Is Murder’ Museum plan would include educational displays that “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 have even gone as far in their plans to design a free meat-free menu with riblets, veggie burgers, and faux chicken.