Friday, January 9, 2009

Sea Kittens

PETA is at it again. This is too good to not pass on. If you need a chuckle, read on........

"As much as it sounds like one, this is not a joke. The over-zealous animal lovers over at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, are now campaigning to get the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to change the name of fish to "sea kittens".

PETA would like to change the name in order to improve the image of fish as a species.
On the PETA webpage entitled "Save the Sea Kittens!", PETA claims that "People don’t seem to like fish” and that “we’re going to start by retiring the old name for good.” They are urging their members to sign a petition that asks the US Fish and Wildlife Service to stop the "hunting of sea kittens (otherwise known as fishing)."

PETA makes the arguement that "Sea kittens are just as intelligent (not to mention adorable) as dogs and cats, and they feel pain just as all animals do."

They're also a source of food for many parts of the world, and the word "fish" is used everywhere from books to menus. Changing the name from "fish" to "sea kitten" will never happen, and I'm sure the US Fish and Wildlife Service is having a good laugh already, as would the rest of the world if our government would ever be so stupid as to honor PETA's request."

Hmm, maybe if we change the name "fetus" to "baby", it will help stop women from aborting them if they think of them as a baby.............

OK, as a PS, I went to the site after I blogged, and if you are reading this, you just gotta check it out - you can get sea kittens t-shirts, create your own sea kitten - its hilarious!