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Turning Jeffrey Dahmer’s Legacy Around

Written by Jennifer O'Connor | April 4, 2014

We’re always looking for ways to turn cruelty on its ugly head, so when we heard that serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer‘s childhood home had been put up for sale, we saw an opportunity to create good out of evil. Rather than remaining as a stark reminder of its dark past, the building can instead become the site of a celebration of culinary compassion.

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The Akron, Ohio, house was where Dahmer murdered and buried his first victim. He was eventually convicted of 16 murders and sentenced to life in prison, where he was beaten to death by a fellow inmate in 1994.

Like Dahmer’s human victims, cows, pigs, and chickens are made of flesh and blood and fear for their lives when confronted by a man with a knife. They are also drugged and dragged, and their limbs are bound. Their struggles and screams are ignored as they are killed and cut up to be consumed. Their bones are thrown away like garbage.

The difference is that when Dahmer was caught, his killing spree ended. Today, however, more than 30 billion animals are slaughtered in the U.S. every year in similarly gruesome ways for food.

What better way to transform this building’s sordid past than by creating a cruelty-free vegan dining spot in that will inspire visitors to choose nonviolent meals and practice compassion with every bite they take? The name we have in mind is “Eat for Life—Home Cooking.”

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