Since common sense didn’t prevail, it took a zoning issue to kill PETA’s plan to open a vegan restaurant at the former childhood home of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had contacted the listing agent of the suburban Cleveland house about submitting an offer to buy the 2,000-square-foot home with plans to convert it to a restaurant, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported last week.
“(It’s a way to) respond to the past with something positive,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said to the Plain Dealer. Newkirk also compared the way animals are slaughtered to the way Dahmer killed his 17 victims.
The three-bedroom home in Bath Township, Ohio, has been listed for sale at $295,000 for the past month. It is the house where Dahmer killed his first victim and scattered the remains across the 1.5-acre property.
PETA had said that it wanted to remodel the home into a restaurant called “Eat for Life: Home Cooking,” which is in questionable taste, considering that Dahmer said he ate various body parts of several of his victims after he killed them.
But last week PETA announced the restaurant plans were dead because the property is zoned only for single-family residential use, not for commercial purposes, the Plain Dealer reported.
PETA didn’t say if the restaurant would have offered Chianti with the fava beans, but liver surely wouldn’t have been on the menu.