Thursday, January 15, 2009


People Eat-up to the Top of their Asses with stupidity

Thanks to Creeder Reader Reggie for sending us this story:

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.

I've talked about how much I disdain the members of PETA (see here and here). After reading that news story, I just feel fuckin' sorry for 'em, for being so fuckin' stupid.

An individual would have to be completely detached from reality to think that large numbers of the citizenry are going to call fish "sea kittens." Said individual would have to be even more detached from reality to think that folks are going to stop eating tasty sea and lake creatures ... no matter what the damn things are called.

The fact that an organization with thousands of members and sympathizers is mounting a lobbying and "educational" effort -- and spending God-know-how-much money -- to encourage large numbers of the citizenry to call fish "sea kittens" is ... well, it's just plain stupid is what it is.

That said, I've only rubbed elbows with a handful of PETA folks over the years. Each and every one I've known, however, has been extremely liberal, and probably pro-choice to boot. And that's one of the things that bothers me about PETA: they go ape-ship whenever someone wants to eat an animal that roots and swims in its own filth, but they have no problem terminating a life that will one day walk, talk, reason, and love just like them.

I just wonder what the reaction from a PETA person would be if pro-lifers mounted a serious effort to replace "fetus" with, say, "baby snail darter" or "veal-like organism" or "human foie gras" or -- I could go on and on. Needless to say, I don't think the PETAs would do anything but laugh their asses off. Kinda like I'm doing at them now ...

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