Here kitty, kitty…
Photo courtesy of sucktheday
Ever wonder what a “sea kitten” is? Me neither. But now I know, thanks to the fine folks over at PETA who have declared the “retirement” of the name “fish” and the birth of “sea kitten.”
So yeah, they are serious about this with sea kitten stories and sea kitten
“facts” and a sea kitten petition for you to sign to bring about the
cessation of the promotion of hunting of sea kittens. A peek at their ponderings:
“People don’t seem to like fish. They’re slithery and slimy, and they have eyes on either side of their pointy little heads—which is weird, to say the least. Plus, the small ones nibble at your feet when you’re swimming, and the big ones—well, the big ones will bite your face off if Jaws is anything to go by.
“Of course, if you look at it another way, what all this really means is that fish need to fire their PR guy—stat. Whoever was in charge of creating a positive image for fish needs to go right back to working on the Britney Spears account and leave our scaly little friends alone. You’ve done enough damage, buddy. We’ve got it from here. And we’re going to start by retiring the old name for good. When your name can also be used as a verb that means driving a hook through your head, it’s time for a serious image makeover. And who could possibly want to put a hook through a sea kitten.”
From PETA’s Save the Sea Kittens website
I wonder when they will take up the plight of those sensitive and oppressed denizens of our planet, plants. Plants have a reputation for being good to eat and I’m sure that PETA should get right on that so that we can start protecting the apple pups and broccoli snuggles from being abused in that way.