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Saturday, July 11, 2009

The "don't-throw-fish" people act up

More fun times in Seattle.

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Having read the comments posted in response to the article linked to this current story, which delve into all sorts of animal rights issues, I'm wondering if house cats should be considered invasive species. They certainly aren't native, and they eat native birds, lizards, and other critters, upsetting the food chain in my back yard and elsewhere.

There's no question -- the PC thing to do if you have a cat is to keep it in the house and never let it outside.

Wow, I guess I had best change. Next time I catch a Salmon I must remember not to toss it in the boat, but to buy a silk lined fish coffin and gently with great care and grieving place it inside, close the lid and hold a memorial service. Thanks you PETA for setting me straight, I see the error of my ways.

After painstakingly combing through the link I failed to find any good photos of the "half-naked animal-rights activists dressed like fish". Dang!

Fish? Who you think you are calling our sea kittens "fish"??

Here you go, Gibby.


Maybe not a "good" photo, though.

The answer to this crisis is to throw huge fish at the protesters until they leave. I think PETA was created by the CIA to make all activists seem like idiots. And to protect our beloved sea kittens also.

There may be more pressing animal rights issues to protest, but it's OK to protest throwing dead fish around. Throwing dead fish desensitizes people to the fact that fish are God's creatures that deserve respect, even if we eat them. People are omnivores, but that doesn't mean it's fine to treat our food animals disrespectfully, while they are alive or after they are dead.

The activists are simply challenging the atmospehere of public indifference towards the treatment of food animals. As long as that sense of indifference exists, the horrors of factory farms will continue. The protests are made in the historic vein of Dickens' description in his "American Notes" of public indifference in the 1840s to the torture of slaves, or accounts of German indifference to the Jewish Question that led to the Holocaust. Factory farming is obviously not the same thing as slavery or the Holocaust, but if you believe that all animals are God's creatures, and that we are supposed to be decent stewards of the Earth, there is a similarity.

The bitter reaction against the PETA protesters is similar to the reactions against the historically-vindicated notion that indifference creates an atmosphere where people can commit atrocities, which suggests that there will come a day when no fish will be thrown at Pike Place Market.

I watched a documentary on PETA's history. By the comments made from other animal rights organizations, they don't like PETA either. The public believes their organizations are just as nutty as PETA.

PETA is doing a great job. No creature should be "tossed" around. You'd probably be upset if your dead grandma was thrown around for show. There is no difference.

Why all the PETA haters?

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