They're out of control, damnit!
If you'll look on my blog roll & see O Hell Nawl!, that's where I nagged this piece from. I know you've been there.
PETA's push to rename fish 'sea kittens'
A CAMPAIGN to rename fish as "sea kittens" in order to improve their image has been ridiculed by the Federal Opposition.
Outspoken animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is using the "sea kitten" name as part of its push to restrict fishing.
They do have a point, we all want to save the "cute" animals or the "majestic" animals, like dolphins and tigers and whales and what not, but let a rhino or a shark be in trouble and the public at large doesn't really seem to care. Well, maybe not so much on the rhino, but sharks just aren't "majestic" enough, and African wild dogs aren't "cute".
But yeah, it's campaigns like this and other shit that make people give PETA the side-eye in just about everything they do these days. I mean really. As awesome as sea kittens sound, this really isn't going to fly with anyone. They seem intent on burying any good intentions they may have in utter silliness.