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PETA's Latest Idiotic Demand - Fish Are 'Sea Kittens'


Animals  (tags: peta, fish, renaming, sea kittens, endangered, extinction, humans )

Jacquelin
- 2176 days ago - news.com.au
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



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. (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 11:43 am
Does PETA not realize how its outrageous antics often hurt the very cause it is trying to benefit?
 

Anita B. (63)
Friday January 9, 2009, 12:33 pm
This truly silly, because the new name for 'fish' shall never catch on.
Thanks Jacqueline V - for all your Animal stories.
 

Shirley Ross (180)
Friday January 9, 2009, 1:09 pm
Hi Jacqueline, i agree that peta does the most outrageous publicity stunts imaginable.....i mean i have to laugh at this one. on the other hand the old saying "there is no such thing as bad publicity when you want to attract attention to your cause. I personally favor Humane Society, but big corporations are "afraid of peta". i've read that several times in the news media. when it comes to bringing attention to the suffering of our animal friends, the sky is the limit. shock and absurdity are very effective publicity techniques. the general public did not listen or even believe the videos the whistle blowers from peta made of factory farm abuse and other issues. but it opened the door for the Humane Society ( with their more conservative approach) to do the same...and now Prop 2 passed in california and that is a giant step forward for the farm animals. so although i don't agree with all that they do, anyone that scares big corporations that mistreat animals in any way, i must say is very effective..........and is that not what we want to do?......tell the world to Wake Up! these are live, feeling beings with souls. please treat them accordingly! i do appreciate your animal stories. just my 2 cents
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday January 9, 2009, 3:02 pm
I love PETA's stunts. It is publicity we want - no matter how silly it may sound. If it saves a sentient life, why not??
 

Bronwyn H. (228)
Friday January 9, 2009, 6:45 pm
Noted and thank you Jacqueline. Yes it sounds absurd but it's effective; the media is giving it publicity, which they wouldn't bother with if it wasn't so absurd! Here in Melbourne, Australia the radio hosts yesterday and today have been laughing about it and saying what nonsense, etc, meanwhile the message is getting out there and that's a good thing.
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Friday January 9, 2009, 7:10 pm
Sea kittens? Is this for real?

My God.

I suggest re-naming PETA "Corporate Posers"

Or "Ultra-Wealthy, Urban, Pseudo-Environmentalists."
 

. (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 7:25 pm
Unfortunately, Bronwyn, the "message" that gets sent out whenever PETA pulls a stunt like this is, "My God - have you heard what those loony animal extremists are doing NOW?"

To effect any real change, one has to fight a winnable fight. Stopping testing of cosmetics and household products on animals is a winnable fight for the reasonably near future. Putting an end to the wearing of fur is potentially winnable in perhaps a lengthier period of time. An end to veal production, possibly. And other very good and worthy goals.

But when John Q. Public hears an organization ranting about not eating "sea kittens", dear old carniverous Mr. Public is just going to think that said organization is staffed with lunatics. And that attitude will filter down to taint other animal organizations who are most definitely NOT staffed with lunatics. But they will nonetheless be tarred with the same brush.

I'm vegetarian. However, I believe PETA's rampant and in-your-face insistence upon vegetarianism for all is counter-productive. Because it's simply too extreme for most people to accept. And I think any animal welfare organization needs to fight their battles wisely in order to do the most good.
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Friday January 9, 2009, 7:39 pm
Also, Jacquelin, you generated 40-some "notes" in less than an hour?

Your a champ!
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Friday January 9, 2009, 7:49 pm
7 Utterly Outrageous PETA Stunts

http://www.care2.com/news/member/281888439/1011368
 

. (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 8:04 pm
But the goal, Christian, is to convince others of the rightness of your position. You don't do that by "pissing them off."

When it was first proposed that slavery be abolished in the U.S., if Lincoln had gone "all the way" and tried to insist upon legalization and full social acceptance of mixed marriages, opening up all the professions to blacks, allowing blacks to live and work wherever they wanted, desegregating all educational institutions, and the like - frankly, I don't think he would have succeeded in achieving an end to slavery itself, let alone all those extras. Because society, especially in the South, would never have accepted the whole package. It took time - and a gradual erosion of society's prejudices to achieve those other goals.

It's the same with overcoming age-old traditions and ways of living when it comes to the use of animals in human society. It isn't going to happen overnight. Much though we wish it could.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 8:18 pm
That Is An attack At Uncaring Aphathetic Gronks Who Don't care About animals ... Not anyone Here.
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Friday January 9, 2009, 8:33 pm
Lindsay, this is why your point is valid, yet falls on deaf ears.

Too many within the "movement" are merely self-rightious attention-junkies who want everyone to do what they say. They will even attack other vegetarians, who arent "radical" enough for them.
 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Friday January 9, 2009, 8:35 pm
christian-

How many allies do you hope to make using terms like "Japs"?
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday January 9, 2009, 8:42 pm

"We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us."- Albert Einstein, physicist.



"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man."- Mahatma Gandhi, Indian spiritual/political leader.


"We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living beings, humanity will not find peace."- Albert Schweitzer, physician/Nobel Laureate.



"For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other; they all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts; for all is vanity. All go to one place; all are from dust, and all turn to dust again."- Ecclesiastes, 3:19-2


"At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago."- Frances Hodgson Burnett, American author.

 

. (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 8:42 pm
Unfortunately, all too true, Walkadelic, when it comes to some - in any "movement."

Dr. Kevorkian certainly garnered a tremendous amount of press coverage for his outrageous actions. But it is Compassion and Choices and other such organizations, with their promotion and funding of state initiatives on more restrictive and "reasonable" physician aid-in-dying, which is slowly but surely gaining adherents and passage of much-needed laws in Oregon and Washington. Slowly but surely - they will win.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 8:45 pm
In Australia & US, UK i Have Many Friends, allies doing what i Do.

In Case You Don't Understand Jap Is short For japanese, I was Born in England, i Have lived In Australia 29Yrs & I Get Called A Pommy Bastard.

i certainly do not want Allies Who Hate God.

 

Sir Walk F. (124)
Friday January 9, 2009, 10:03 pm
no, "japs" is a derogatory term for Japanese.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 10:36 pm
You Go On about EGO, But Your the one who Calls themself SIR!
Heres A News Flash ... Every One Has An EGO.
Just Mines bigger, Go Save some Animals Or stick Up For Them ... I HAVE & Do.
I Saved A Little Bird The Other Day and when I released Her She said thankyou To Me By looking At Me As she flew Off, Then The Others Birds sang To Me.
Ego Is Not A Dirty word!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 10:38 pm
A Man Broke Two Kittens Necks, I confronted Him in Public screaming at Him That He Was A Baby Killer... Yes People Like You Hate Me, I'm Surrounded By Hypocrytes aaaggghhh
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 11:29 pm
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 9, 2009, 11:34 pm
http://www.peta.org/Sea_Kittens/book.asp

How Cute Is This eh ... Makes Me feel Like Crap For eating Fish But You Gotta Love what PETA Do Eh sir?
 

Michael Angel (58)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 9:49 pm
Perhaps it may get people talking. That's the best that can be said for it
It seems directed at kids but I find the story book manipulative, emotive propaganda that kids should be protected from
 
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