Here’s Why Viewers of Netflix’s Controversial ‘Dahmer’ Series Are Going Vegan

Published by Elena Waldman.

Viewers of Netflix’s Dahmer series are apparently going vegan, claiming that watching the series’ display of murder and cannibalism has turned them off from eating other animals.

Dahmer also shows the subject’s compulsion to hack other animals apart—a common behavior of serial killers—before he goes on to kill humans.

We get it—watching the monstrosities committed by a serial killer and cannibal will understandably horrify many viewers and persuade them to go vegan. However, you certainly don’t need to stream Dahmer to know that flesh shouldn’t be food. Plus, the obscene acts of cruelty on farms and in slaughterhouses in the U.S. have been extensively documented in PETA undercover investigations for decades.

PETA’s own investigators have exposed deplorable conditions on farms, from cows’ confinement to feces-caked pens to workers’ acts of cruelty to turkeys, including viciously stomping on them and even mimicking sexual acts with them. At slaughterhouses, workers slit animals’ throats, often while they’re still conscious. Many can still feel when workers plunge them into the scalding-hot water of the “defeathering” tanks or while their bodies are being skinned or hacked apart.

PETA is always looking for ways to turn cruelty on its ugly head. In 2014, after Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home was put up for sale, we called for the site to be turned into a vegan restaurant—to transform the building’s sordid past by urging visitors to practice compassion while eating.

Making the ethical choice to go vegan isn’t just about the egregious animal suffering that occurs every day in the meat, egg, and dairy industries, either. Our fellow animals aren’t here for us to kill and eat.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind