Monday, 17 November 2008

You're kidding me, right?

I promise to do some science posts soon. This is natural-resources related, so I feel it's kosher. ;)

My favourite moonbats, PETA, have engaged in another campaing more to show what absolute idiots they are compared to a ward full of decapitation victims. They're engaged in a campaign to rename Fish 'Sea Kittens.'

Pardon me, but were you born a flaming idiot, or did you have to work hard to become this stupid?

Peta writes,
Of course, if you look at it another way, what all this really means is that fish need to fire their PR guy—stat. Whoever was in charge of creating a positive image for fish needs to go right back to working on the Britney Spears account and leave our scaly little friends alone. You've done enough damage, buddy. We've got it from here. And we're going to start by retiring the old name for good. When your name can also be used as a verb that means driving a hook through your head, it's time for a serious image makeover. And who could possibly want to put a hook through a sea kitten?
The stupid. It burns.
Why stop there, I wonder? I mean, if you're goign to be absurd, go all out! Let's rename Cows `your daughter's puppies.` Who would possibly want to eat their daughter's puppies? And milking them, dear god, that just sounds wrong! But we can go further, folks! Let's rename asparagus `Human Babies!` No one in their right mind could eat a plate full of deep fried, beer battered Human Babies! We must stop the slaughter at once!

For the record? I don't advocate fishing for people's pet fish, just like I don't advocate killing people's kittens. If you release your fish into the stream out back, or let your kitten run free in the wild, all bets are off - it becomes an imparitive to capture that animal, to control an invasive species. But in your aquarium or livingroom floor, either are safe.

Well, actually, if you have a kitten in an aquarium, the cat has some breathing problems.

What's so ironic about this bit of bilge from these Domestic Terrorist jerkwads, is that PETA is for total animal liberation. They don't want you to own pets, period. They oppose the very institution of animal ownership. So, while we're talking about kittens, now might be a nice time to mention how PETA wants to prevent you from ever owning a Kitten in the first place.
I'll throw out the usual bit of PETA hypocracy here, about how PETA kills animals while lecturing us about how killing fish is wrong.


Alaska Steve said...

KC, imagine the ridicule this fiasco was greeted with out here in Dutch, the #1 fishing port in the United States! I still remember PETA logic (and mind you, I'm a serious animal lover - but fish??) - PETA claims there is no difference between sport fishing and hooking a kitten in the mouth and dragging it behind your car! Now THERE is a graphic image for you. I'm with you, pet fish are off limits, I have seen and cared for some aquarium fish - particularly some of the larger chiclids - that definitely had personalities and were family pets. But a pollock????

allmycke said...

Are these guys for real? Where do they get air from? Not to mention the money to launch campaigns like these?
I'd say this is further proof that too many people in the Western World have it way too comfortable. How else can you explain how anyone would have the time to come up with ordure of this kind?

KC said...

Steve: Yeah, they're not known for their restraint or good taste. They're the same people who compared eating beef to the holocaust, and who dumped blood on all those people wearing fur jackets. I wish they'd spend more time in places like Dutch - they wouldn't last very long.

Allmycke: Yeah, sadly, they're real. They get a lot of their financial support from well meaning idiot-actors, and they get a lot of their muscle from young, dumb college students who think that part of going off of university is turning off your brain. I think their decision making process is sitting down and asking `what's the most absurd thing we could say?` Then they go out and do that.

If you think these people are insane, there are folks like the ELF, ALF, and the PFP who actively go out and attack people who do animal research, bomb or torch labs, and otherwise perform terrorism. PETA `doesn't condone` that sort of activity, but very strangely, they give people who do it and are caught a lot of legal defence money...