Tuesday, June 09, 2009

This is the way the world ends (3).

So, as I was watching the local news tonight I came across this story. That's right, PETA is concerned people are throwing dead fish.

Dead fish.

I am a big animal guy. I've had dogs, cats, chickens, goats, pigs, rats, guinea pigs, cockatiels, finches, doves, beetles, spiders, slugs, and of course, fish which I would consider pets. I am fully aware I anthropomorphize animals, but I really think our behaviors are evolutionary leftovers rather than us really projecting human emotion on animals. I don't think we should abuse any animals, even the ones we eat.

The fish in Pike Place are dead. They are not being abused. Why? Because they are dead. PETA- there are legitimate animal abuses you have pointed out and put the kibosh on; why would you pull something asinine like this and make yourselves look stupid?

Much better.


Anonymous said...

Did I ever tell you about the time a group claiming to be PITA came to the mink farm I worked at and released thousands of mink from their cages?

The chicken farm next door was completely decimated due to thousands of carnivorous mink eating them.

Hundreds of mink died due to being run over because the got onto the main road, and who knows how many died because they were all farm raised and we could not find them all.

PITA Wins!!

Anonymous said...

Animal lovers worldwide now have access to more than a decade’s worth of proof that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) kills thousands of defenseless pets at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. Since 1998, PETA has opted to “put down” 21,339 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens instead of finding homes for them.

Check this and some of their other atrocities out at: