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PETA Wants To Make O.J.'s House A Meat Is Murder Museum: Free Tofu For Everyone

In an act of sheer and utter genius, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals' President Ingrid Newkirk wants to turn O.J. Simson's soon-to-be-foreclosed Miami house into a Meat is Murder museum.

We called PETA's headquarters and spoke with Ashley Byne, Manager of Campaigns, who confirmed that yes, indeed, Newkirk sent a letter to James Dimon, Chair and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, requesting that the banker, "donate or sell us for a nominal sum O.J. Simpson's Miami house once the foreclosure process is complete so that we may turn it into a "Meat Is Murder" Museum".

In the letter, Newkirk states the family-friendly museum "will contain

exhibits that give visitors a sense of the terror that animals used for

food experience".

Short Order asked Byne why PETA thought that a

Miami suburb would be a good place for a museum. She said the reasoning

was that people would probably have a "morbid curiosity" about O.J.'s

house and that the museum would serve as a reminder that "non-violence

can begin at breakfast". 

Speaking of breakfast, if the museum

were to happen, PETA would provide delicious vegan treats to all

attendees. "We would serve visitors free samples of delicious "riblets"

(made from healthy plant protein), veggie burgers, and faux chicken as

well as other meat-free fare, and every visitor 12 years old or younger

would receive a T-shirt reading, "Animals Are Friends, Not Food."

Sounds like fun. By the way, Byne did mention that JP Morgan Chase has not yet responded to the offer.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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