Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A Moment of Hysteria

I found this comment while browsing Yahoo News:
"It's easy to think of fish as swimming vegetables but of all the places in the country where fish should get a fair shake it's an aquarium," said Karin Robertson, manager of the Fish Empathy Project for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Let me go on record as saying that the first place I want to go after visiting a big aquarium is a good sushi bar. The fish are nice to look at, but I don't feel any "empathy" for them, and seeing them in an aquarium environment does nothing to diminish my desire to eat them. The radicals at PETA are completely out of touch with the natural order, in which animals eating other animals is completely normal.

I have eyes in the front of my head. I can also observe that our closest primate relatives, chimps, are hunters as well as gatherers. We're obviously predators, omnivorous though we may be. Fish are food; deal with it PETA.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


We all know my argument that if we ate only things without empathy we would starve. Even plants have proven to feel and even understand those around them.

Hey Ted, I didn't know you were a Sagittarius... no wonder we got along.