PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has asked for the OJ Simpson house that’s being foreclosed on in Florida.
While Simpson is serving a minimum of 9 years in prison, for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, he has not been able to keep up with his house payments, and now JPMorgan Chase is foreclosing on the home. Simpson bought the four bedroom home near Miami in 2000 for $575,000. Currently, with late fees and penalties he owes Chase $725,000 for the home.
Since the foreclosure has come to light, PETA has asked Chase to donate the home so that they can turn it in to a museum. The concept for the museum PETA says, would be “Meat Is Murder.”
In a letter RadarOnline claims to have received, the head of PETA, Ingrid E. Newkirk wrote to the bank CEO James Dimon, “Our museum will remind visitors that violence may not always be preventable but that it sometimes can be prevented and that nonviolence begins on our plates.”
In 1995, what was considered the “trial of the century,” Simpson was shockingly acquitted of brutally stabbing his wife Nicole, and Ron Goldman to death at his California home.
Newkirk added in the letter, “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.”
No word yet of a response by JPMorgan Chase, but the non-profit organization explained that if they were given the home, it would contain displays that, “highlight interesting facts about the animals who are so casually converted into sandwich fillings, that pigs rank higher on cognition tests than 3-year-old human children, and that chickens recognize one another by facial features, and that fish form friendships.”