I'm a meat-eating Cajun from South Louisiana, where the motto is pretty much, "Eat anything that doesn't eat you first." So to say I don't agree with PETA would be an understatement. But I do love some of their publicity stunts for their mix of audacity and stupidity. The latest is no different. The group, which doesn't even let fake-fish-eating vegetarians off the hook, has stumbled upon a new way to curb fishing: by renaming fish "sea kittens." You know, because no one would want to hook and fry a sweet little kitten. The problem, as the group sees it, is fish just have bad PR. Britney Spears is even worked into the release:
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.