Thursday, January 15, 2009

PETA Wants To Rename Fish "Sea Kittens"

Since XGH won't do a post on sheitels, I will post something to lighten the mood:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a marketing campaign to rebrand fish as "sea kittens," a name the organization hopes will increase awareness and make the vertebrates more endearing to those who would eat them.

"A lot of people don't realize that fish are capable of feeling fear and pain, that they develop relationships with each other, and even show affection by gently rubbing against one another," says Ashley Byrne, PETA's sea kitten campaign co-ordinator. "Knowing that the fish sticks in the school cafeteria are really made out of tortured sea kittens makes most kids want to lose their lunch." (source)


Blogger The back of the hill said...

Oh great. That means that both Catskill and Fishkill will have to change their names to "Seakittenkill".

I do not need to tell you that I am opposed to that.

January 15, 2009 2:05 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

But but but... real kittens EAT sea kittens!

January 15, 2009 2:22 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Mmmmm, sea kittens!

Broiled seakitten, seakitten stew, seakitten en papillote, estofado de gato del mar, seakitten stix, seakitten burger, .....

Beginning to sound awfully appetizing....

January 15, 2009 2:25 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Chilean SeaKitten?

January 15, 2009 2:28 PM  
Blogger -suitepotato- said...

PETA just can't stop trying to totally erase any and all meaning of the word "ethical" in their name.

January 15, 2009 8:14 PM  

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