Friday, January 09, 2009

PETA is a Satire of Itself

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I'm a huge animal lover; I have three cats, two dogs and two birds that prove that.

That said, I'm also a carnivore; I love steak, chicken, pork and especially fish.

That brings me to the radical group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA is essentially like every other radical group, they have a cause they fervently believe in, recruit others of the same mind and then do irritating (and gross) things that show just how committed they are. Some groups even go so far as to commit acts of violence.

Anyway, PETA is now calling for something that I would have believed as satire had it not been on their website. Here's the story:

RADICAL international animal rights group PETA has launched its most bizarre campaign yet, demanding fish be renamed "sea kittens".

PETA - People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals - believes calling fish sea kittens will make sea food less appealing.

It wants to change the image of fish as slimy and slithery creatures by claiming they are similar to cuter, more popular animals. "Would people think twice about ordering fish sticks if they were called sea kitten sticks?" PETA asked on its website.
Where to begin? You can call fish whatever you want: sea kittens, ocean puppies, tidal prairie dogs or marine meerkats and it won't change the fact that they are food. people have been eating fish for millenia and will not stop just because some unkempt people in hemp clothing say to.

They even allow you to go to their site and make your very own "sea kitten". Mine is very special to me and I've given her a name that suits her well:

Create Your Own Sea Kitten at!

PETA is beyond parody at this point and remember, you can't spell PETA without the P-E-T.

Via Tim Blair who has his amusing take on this and his own special "sea kitten".

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