PETA Wants 'Amityville Horror' House for Slaughterhouse Exhibit

Kim Conte

petaLast week we reported that the Amityville Horror house is for sale -- for $1.15 million. Now, the infamous haunted house has a potential buyer: PETA wants to lease the house. And, oh boy, do they have some frightening plans for it ...

According to the New York Daily News, the animal rights group wants to transform the home into a slaughterhouse-themed exhibit that would scare people out of eating meat. Visitors to the exhibit would be able to see/experience:

  • Animatronic hens struggling for space inside tiny battery cages.
  • Lifelike "fish" gasping for air as they slowly suffocate on the deck of a fishing boat.
  • Branding irons and electrified cow prods.
  • Hear sounds of slaughterhouse blades whirring while animals scream for their lives playing over loudspeakers.

Visitors could also eat vegan food the Cruelty-Free Cafe -- before or after being "locked" in a small pig crate.

Uh. Yikes!

I'm confused as to who PETA thinks would actually visit such an exhibit; surely, only an handful of people would have the stomach for something so awful.

Vegetarians, vegans, and other animal rights activists already know the horrors and suffering that occur in slaughterhouses, factory farms, and laboratories: Why would they want to experience something they're so opposed to?

Similarly, most meat-eaters I know wouldn't choose to be confronted with something they go out of their way to ignore.

What do you think of PETA leasing the Amityville Horror house?

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