Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sea kittens

PETA has a new campaign to stop people from eating fish. It's calling fish "sea kittens."

Some interesting and strong reactions have popped up, including this dive shop owner dive shop owner who eviscerates the whole thing, and this photo that someone called a sea kitten grown up to be a big catfish as a way to put the big ugly to the idea of little kittens of the sea.

The Economist weighs in with this article entitled "deep fried kittens." and the National Fisheries Institute blog has a few critical things to say.

I'm with the critics on this one, calling fish sea kittens is dumb, and I don't think it's going to do anything to reduce consumption of fish. In fact, it's more fun to punch up the sea kittens campaign with articles like deep fried kittens.


Henry Coppola said...

also check out the comic strip candorville from last week.

Anonymous said...

The PETA kitten thing is stupid, but they did get people talking about it. All the a$$holes that are laughing about it, will someday be sitting in their boats wondering where all the fish are.


I give PETA full credit for trying.
Go Veg!

lackofintellect said...

I loved Colbert's take on the sea kitten thing.


Fish Whisperer said...

Unfortunately the more it is talked about the more validity it gets. I for one think it is absurd and think PETA should use their resources better.

Anonymous said...

Of course leave it to PETA to create a ridiculous campaign that does more harm than good. While I'm usually a fan of their "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" publicity photos, this one is just plain stupid. Besides, nobody really takes them seriously except themselves... Certainly not the animals they're trying to protect.