PETA has a new project on the horizon and they want OJ Simspon's house for it. Simspon is current serving time for armed robbery and his Maimi mansion is facing foreclosure. But, PETA has some interesting plans for the property. They want to turn it into a "Meat is Murder" museum to promote a vegetarian lifestyle.
"Our museum will remind visitors that violence may not always be preventable but that it sometimes can be prevented and that non-violence begins on our plates," said Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA. "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. In slaughterhouses, chickens and turkeys have their throats slit, and frightened pigs and cattle are hung up by one leg, skinned, and dismembered."
Wanting to use Simpson's house is indeed symbolic, but not in the ways you might think.
"Simpson... was once a spokesperson for and a franchise owner for two chicken restaurants, and he held a 50 percent ownership in eight HoneyBaked Ham stores," Newkirk said.