April 08, 2005

Fishy...Fishy....Fishy....Fish, Oh!

Members of PETA rehearse for their "Fish Empathy Project" Tour

Lemuel at Deleted By Tomorrow brings us a tale of fallout from PETA's efforts to convince school kids that Fish are People, too. His post restores some of my hope for the younger generation.

Just in case you think he is making this up, here is the PETA Fishing Hurts homepage. You see, it turns out that fish are really warm and caring and smart and everything, with each school providing its members universal health care, midnight basketball leagues and high-quality daycare facilities. Oh, and they all live in harmony with each other. So how can we even think of scooping them in and deep-fat frying them?

I commend you in particular to The Hidden Lives of Fish, a piece of anthropomorphic bubble-blowing on a scale (Ba-DUMP-da!) I've seldom seen.

Oh, and while you're over there, be sure to Consider the Lobster, where "renowned author" David Foster Wallace poses this question for the Ages:

“Is it all right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?”

The answer, of course, is yes, just so long as you're sure you've got plenty of lemon and melted butter standing by.

Posted by Robert at April 8, 2005 05:41 PM

"So how can we even think of scooping them in and deep-fat frying them?"

Because they taste good.

Posted by: Brian B at April 8, 2005 06:57 PM

I'll support PETA when convince sharks that fish are people too, and to not eat them.

Posted by: RobertJ at April 8, 2005 08:35 PM

Those PETA people really are in a serious need of a tuna or a halibut Fish Slapping.

Posted by: lemuel at April 9, 2005 09:27 AM
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