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Interspecies Campaigning

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In a story that seems straight out of The Onion, PETA has begun a campaign to rename fish as “sea kittens” in order to improve their image.

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On the PETA paged 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.” PETA urges members to sign a petition asking the US Fish and Wildlife Service to stop the “hunting of sea kittens (otherwise known as fishing)”. PETA argues that “Sea kittens are just as intelligent (not to mention adorable) as dogs and cats, and they feel pain just as all animals do.” Sadly, after yesterdays news, it would seem that kittens have a few problems of their own to worry about, so maybe PETA should chose a new approach. [News.com.au]

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msAnthrope
msAnthrope

this is kinda funny cause it reminds me of a few years ago when we rented a historic house on a river. we threw seed out for all the wild birds and apparently there were river rats in the neighborhood who came and ate the seeds during the day, side-by-side with the birds.

when the neighbors freaked and said, "you gotta stop feeding the birds, you've got rats down there!" we just told them, "oh no, those aren't rats! they're river voles." believe it or not this bought us a good month before we they figured out the BS.

also, down south don't they call cockroaches "palmetto bugs?"