PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

SLAM: debunk creationism, pseudoscience, and superstitions. Discuss logic and morality.

Moderator: Alyrium Denryle

Post Reply
User avatar
CaptainChewbacca
Browncoat Wookiee
Posts: 15746
Joined: 2003-05-06 02:36am
Location: Deep beneath Boatmurdered.

PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by CaptainChewbacca »

I wish I was making this up.
When you think cute, playful, and snuggly in animals, the logical choice of pet is … trout? That’s what PETA thinks, anyway, in its new campaign to propagandize children into avoiding meat. They now want to call fish “sea kittens”, because then no one would ever think of eating a kitten — right? It’s almost good enough to be an Onion parody:

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?

I actually like fish. Broiled, fried, even grilled on a cedar plank, they make for tasty eating. Changing the name to “sea kittens” won’t make them any less tasty, or for that matter, any less slithery and slimy, either. It might give people a few ideas about land kittens that PETA may not like, however.
Britney Spears doesn’t get the worst of it, however:

A University of Edinburgh study found that sea kittens can retain information that they learned up to 11 months earlier, which makes them cuter and smarter than the president of the United States!
But not smarter than PETA activists who come up with silly euphemisms like “sea kittens”. And which POTUS do they mean? If this is still up on January 21st, I’m prepared to officially call PETA a racist organization, following the 2008 presidential campaign rules!
How does PETA so consistently fail? The comments on the blog are hilarious and worth reading.
Stuart: The only problem is, I'm losing track of which universe I'm in.
You kinda look like Jesus. With a lightsaber.- Peregrin Toker
ImageImage
User avatar
Dooey Jo
Sith Devotee
Posts: 3127
Joined: 2002-08-09 01:09pm
Location: The land beyond the forest; Sweden.
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Dooey Jo »

Ah, but they forget one thing: Sea kittens inevitably grow up to be not-so-cute sea cats:

Image
Image
(that's a bunch of Atlantic catfish. They are known as "sea cats" here)
Image
"Nippon ichi, bitches! Boing-boing."
Mai smote the demonic fires of heck...

Faker Ninjas invented ninjitsu
User avatar
Schuyler Colfax
Jedi Master
Posts: 1267
Joined: 2006-10-13 10:25am

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Schuyler Colfax »

Why don't I come this forum more often? What new low won't these guys hit?
Get some
User avatar
Zixinus
Emperor's Hand
Posts: 6663
Joined: 2007-06-19 12:48pm
Location: In Seth the Blitzspear
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Zixinus »

This is fucking hilarious.

Yum, kittens. :P
Credo!
Chat with me on Skype if you want to talk about writing, ideas or if you want a test-reader! PM for address.
Kanastrous
Sith Acolyte
Posts: 6464
Joined: 2007-09-14 11:46pm
Location: SoCal

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Kanastrous »

Since I love eating land kitten already, I can't wait to try sea kitten. Must be a whole new taste experience.
I find myself endlessly fascinated by your career - Stark, in a fit of Nerd-Validation, November 3, 2011
User avatar
General Zod
Never Shuts Up
Posts: 29205
Joined: 2003-11-18 03:08pm
Location: The Clearance Rack
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by General Zod »

Does this mean PETA's given up the angle of trying to get people to consider fish to be as intelligent as a puppy?
"It's you Americans. There's something about nipples you hate. If this were Germany, we'd be romping around naked on the stage here."

Image

ImageImage
User avatar
Shinova
Emperor's Hand
Posts: 10193
Joined: 2002-10-03 08:53pm
Location: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Shinova »

What otherworldly reality does PETA come from? I mean how does a large organization like theirs come up with these things!?
What's her bust size!?

It's over NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAND!!!!!!!!!
User avatar
Solauren
Emperor's Hand
Posts: 8774
Joined: 2003-05-11 09:41pm

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Solauren »

PETA comes up with stuff like this, despite being a large organization, is due to the fact their collective IQ is equal to inbreed-dog with severe mental retardation.

To them, everything is cute and cuddly!
\
User avatar
Kitsune
Sith Devotee
Posts: 3412
Joined: 2003-04-05 10:52pm
Location: Foxes Den
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Kitsune »

I was watching National Geographic Channel yesterday.....They had an episode about a Tiger attacking and killing a person in San Francisco Zoo a few years ago. It seems to be freak event even though they are trying to make it much harder for a tiger to escape the compound.

The real problem they seem to talk about is many big cats kept not in zoos or circuses but by private owners. You also seem to be able to buy a tiger cub for around $300. That is something that needs to be dealt with. Why can't PETA deal with situations like that?
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
Thomas Paine

"For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten."
Ecclesiastes 9:5 (KJV)
User avatar
Ted C
Sith Marauder
Posts: 4486
Joined: 2002-07-07 11:00am
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Ted C »

I recommend that everyone put their favorite recipe for "sea kitten" on the internet to annoy the heck out of PETA. I've already posted a recipe for "beer-pickled sea kitten" to my blog.
"This is supposed to be a happy occasion... Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who."
-- The King of Swamp Castle, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

"Nothing of consequence happened today. " -- Diary of King George III, July 4, 1776

"This is not bad; this is a conspiracy to remove happiness from existence. It seeks to wrap its hedgehog hand around the still beating heart of the personification of good and squeeze until it is stilled."
-- Chuck Sonnenburg on Voyager's "Elogium"
User avatar
Zixinus
Emperor's Hand
Posts: 6663
Joined: 2007-06-19 12:48pm
Location: In Seth the Blitzspear
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Zixinus »

Kitsune wrote:I was watching National Geographic Channel yesterday.....They had an episode about a Tiger attacking and killing a person in San Francisco Zoo a few years ago. It seems to be freak event even though they are trying to make it much harder for a tiger to escape the compound.

The real problem they seem to talk about is many big cats kept not in zoos or circuses but by private owners. You also seem to be able to buy a tiger cub for around $300. That is something that needs to be dealt with. Why can't PETA deal with situations like that?
Because that would require serious work and is usually done by animal protection agencies that actually give a shit about animals themselves.

Now, the Hot Air comment sections deserved to be quoted:
PETA drinking the bongwater again.

Mazztek on January 9, 2009 at 12:34 PM
Hey now, watch it, I belong to PETA:

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals
That’s is, I am going to wear my kitten fur coat at the next PETA meeting…I will call it my shark skin suit…
They won’t stop me from killing kittens.

/wait. what?
Feed your sea kitten cat meat.
Gotta kill all those horrible, EEEEVIL dolphins for eating sea kittens! Bad, Bad, Flipper!
Not only do I enjoy “sea kittens” , but I have probably unknowlingly enjoyed a few “land kittens” , from the local Oriental restaurant as well.
PETA’s upper management should all be sleeping with the fish... I mean sea kittens./quote]
I don’t understand why an organization with only four letters in its name can’t spell it correctly.

It’s PITA!!!*

* Pain In The A$$ (for the acronymically challenged)
Credo!
Chat with me on Skype if you want to talk about writing, ideas or if you want a test-reader! PM for address.
User avatar
Alyrium Denryle
Minister of Sin
Posts: 22224
Joined: 2002-07-11 08:34pm
Location: The Deep Desert
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Alyrium Denryle »

Kitsune wrote:I was watching National Geographic Channel yesterday.....They had an episode about a Tiger attacking and killing a person in San Francisco Zoo a few years ago. It seems to be freak event even though they are trying to make it much harder for a tiger to escape the compound.

The real problem they seem to talk about is many big cats kept not in zoos or circuses but by private owners. You also seem to be able to buy a tiger cub for around $300. That is something that needs to be dealt with. Why can't PETA deal with situations like that?

:shock:

300 bucks? There are captive bred turtles that are not critically endangered I cant get for that... I cant get an albino red eared slider for less than that, what the fuck? Where are these people, I want to report them to the feds or interpol, because there is no way that shit is legal.
GALE Force Biological Agent/
BOTM/Great Dolphin Conspiracy/
Entomology and Evolutionary Biology Subdirector:SD.net Dept. of Biological Sciences


There is Grandeur in the View of Life; it fills me with a Deep Wonder, and Intense Cynicism.

Factio republicanum delenda est
User avatar
Kitsune
Sith Devotee
Posts: 3412
Joined: 2003-04-05 10:52pm
Location: Foxes Den
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Kitsune »

Alyrium Denryle wrote: :shock:

300 bucks? There are captive bred turtles that are not critically endangered I cant get for that... I cant get an albino red eared slider for less than that, what the fuck? Where are these people, I want to report them to the feds or interpol, because there is no way that shit is legal.
I have not personally researched it and almost afraid to.....This info is from the National Geographic program. Even if the numbers are wrong, say $1000, I still don't think they should be pets.

My dog, if I got her as a puppy, usually goes for around $600 from what I have seen. I got her older from a coworker who her ex-husband threatened to take her to the pound. He also was a city cop and I live in another city.
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
Thomas Paine

"For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten."
Ecclesiastes 9:5 (KJV)
User avatar
CaptainChewbacca
Browncoat Wookiee
Posts: 15746
Joined: 2003-05-06 02:36am
Location: Deep beneath Boatmurdered.

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by CaptainChewbacca »

$300 for a tiger-cub is black market prices in southeast asia or africa. Buying a tiger cub and getting it into the US would be far more costly, and highly illegal.
Stuart: The only problem is, I'm losing track of which universe I'm in.
You kinda look like Jesus. With a lightsaber.- Peregrin Toker
ImageImage
User avatar
Kitsune
Sith Devotee
Posts: 3412
Joined: 2003-04-05 10:52pm
Location: Foxes Den
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Kitsune »

CaptainChewbacca wrote:$300 for a tiger-cub is black market prices in southeast asia or africa. Buying a tiger cub and getting it into the US would be far more costly, and highly illegal.
According to my reading, it is not illegal in the United States to own a Tiger.

Also "Approximately 5,000 to 10,000 lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, and other large exotic cats are kept as pets in the United States" according to this article. Hopefully it is down from the date of the article
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
Thomas Paine

"For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten."
Ecclesiastes 9:5 (KJV)
User avatar
General Zod
Never Shuts Up
Posts: 29205
Joined: 2003-11-18 03:08pm
Location: The Clearance Rack
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by General Zod »

Kitsune wrote:
CaptainChewbacca wrote:$300 for a tiger-cub is black market prices in southeast asia or africa. Buying a tiger cub and getting it into the US would be far more costly, and highly illegal.
According to my reading, it is not illegal in the United States to own a Tiger.

Also "Approximately 5,000 to 10,000 lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, and other large exotic cats are kept as pets in the United States" according to this article. Hopefully it is down from the date of the article
Five to ten thousand? That seems insanely large. Where are these people getting their figures from?
"It's you Americans. There's something about nipples you hate. If this were Germany, we'd be romping around naked on the stage here."

Image

ImageImage
User avatar
Darth Wong
Sith Lord
Sith Lord
Posts: 70028
Joined: 2002-07-03 12:25am
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Darth Wong »

PETA is actually taking ideas from South Park!

I'm not kidding. Watch the episode in which Stan and the boys manage to convince the regulatory authorities to force grocery stores to label veal as "tortured baby cows" instead of veal, and veal sales immediately plummet to almost nothing. It's the same idea.
Image
"It's not evil for God to do it. Or for someone to do it at God's command."- Jonathan Boyd on baby-killing

"you guys are fascinated with the use of those "rules of logic" to the extent that you don't really want to discussus anything."- GC

"I do not believe Russian Roulette is a stupid act" - Embracer of Darkness

"Viagra commercials appear to save lives" - tharkûn on US health care.

http://www.stardestroyer.net/Mike/RantMode/Blurbs.html
User avatar
TithonusSyndrome
Sith Devotee
Posts: 2569
Joined: 2006-10-10 08:15pm
Location: The Money Store

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by TithonusSyndrome »

Kitsune wrote:
CaptainChewbacca wrote:$300 for a tiger-cub is black market prices in southeast asia or africa. Buying a tiger cub and getting it into the US would be far more costly, and highly illegal.
According to my reading, it is not illegal in the United States to own a Tiger.

Also "Approximately 5,000 to 10,000 lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, and other large exotic cats are kept as pets in the United States" according to this article. Hopefully it is down from the date of the article
It may not be illegal to own a tiger, but it certainly isn't legal to own any pet if you haven't got provisions and space for it that is both safe and humane - and if it is, then it shouldn't be. How many people can claim they have both of those?
Image
User avatar
Kitsune
Sith Devotee
Posts: 3412
Joined: 2003-04-05 10:52pm
Location: Foxes Den
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Kitsune »

TithonusSyndrome wrote:It may not be illegal to own a tiger, but it certainly isn't legal to own any pet if you haven't got provisions and space for it that is both safe and humane - and if it is, then it shouldn't be. How many people can claim they have both of those?
That is the way it should be and think that PETA would be better to chase real problems not eating Sea Kittens.

I looked into the possibility of getting a Fennic Fox as a pet but decided that it would be an incredible amount of work and would not be fair to the Fox and it weighs less than four pounds...
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
Thomas Paine

"For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten."
Ecclesiastes 9:5 (KJV)
User avatar
Mayabird
Storytime!
Posts: 5970
Joined: 2003-11-26 04:31pm
Location: IA > GA

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Mayabird »

*sigh*

Look, people, I'll say it again: PETA is not actually about results. It's about rich brats wanting to feel self-righteous without actually doing anything. They read about civil rights movements and women's suffrage and all those things and want to think they're being all important and doing good work like them and animals are pretty so they think they'll do animal rights. Only thing is, accomplishing anything requires a lot of thankless grunt work. My aunt, for instance, takes care of animals for the Humane Society, which means a lot of time feeding animals, cleaning up their crap (often on the floor, which then needs cleaning), making sure they take their medication (ever tried to feed a cat pills? What about ten of them?), and so on. Endless labor, day in and day out which smells bad and isn't all that fun at all. A lot of the animals come in sick or mistreated, but most get rehabilitated and are successfully adopted out to good families. She gets results, but it's a lot of crap to that end.

Yeah, rich brats shoveling crap. Sure. That's why they put out stupid press releases or have their protests in front of KFC and other stupid things like that. It's showy and gets them attention and gives them the illusion of doing something (look at me! I'm at a protest rally! That means I'm doing something!) without shoveling crap. They also enjoy the negative attention, because then they can think they're being persecuted, just like the civil rights people in their minds. They go from stupid idea to stupid idea because actually working on an actual problem is, well, work.

Stupid lazy rich self-righteous brats. That's all PETA is.
DPDarkPrimus is my boyfriend!

SDNW4 Nation: The Refuge And, on Nova Terra, Al-Stan the Totally and Completely Honest and Legitimate Weapons Dealer and Used Starship Salesman slept on a bed made of money, with a blaster under his pillow and his sombrero pulled over his face. This is to say, he slept very well indeed.
User avatar
Zablorg
Jedi Council Member
Posts: 1864
Joined: 2007-09-27 05:16am

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Zablorg »

It's pretty infuriating that those tigers are being sold at such low prices and as Chewie indicates, people can't take advantage of it. When I first heard they were so cheap I thought some organization could buy thousands of them in bulk, like a big tiger bailout!
Jupiter Oak Evolution!
User avatar
Master of Ossus
Darkest Knight
Posts: 18213
Joined: 2002-07-11 01:35am
Location: California

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Master of Ossus »

PETA has taught me a valuable lesson. Seems that cats are nothing but land-fish. Put that way, they sound WAY more delicious. I'll look for them next week in the supermarket.
"Sometimes I think you WANT us to fail." "Shut up, just shut up!" -Two Guys from Kabul

Latinum Star Recipient; Hacker's Cross Award Winner

"one soler flar can vapririze the planit or malt the nickl in lass than millasacit" -Bagara1000

"Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away."
User avatar
CaptainChewbacca
Browncoat Wookiee
Posts: 15746
Joined: 2003-05-06 02:36am
Location: Deep beneath Boatmurdered.

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by CaptainChewbacca »

Master of Ossus wrote:PETA has taught me a valuable lesson. Seems that cats are nothing but land-fish. Put that way, they sound WAY more delicious. I'll look for them next week in the supermarket.
During the great depression, my great-grandmother learned several ways to prepare 'roof rabbit' to feed her children. Apparently, its very lean and not that flavorful.
Stuart: The only problem is, I'm losing track of which universe I'm in.
You kinda look like Jesus. With a lightsaber.- Peregrin Toker
ImageImage
User avatar
Ryan Thunder
Village Idiot
Posts: 4139
Joined: 2007-09-16 07:53pm
Location: Canada

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Ryan Thunder »

Mayabird wrote:Stupid lazy rich self-righteous brats. That's all PETA is.
So... Greenpeace sans the nuclear hate?

Although, I guess not everybody in Greenpeace is rich.
SDN Worlds 5: Sanctum
User avatar
Darth Wong
Sith Lord
Sith Lord
Posts: 70028
Joined: 2002-07-03 12:25am
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: PETA's idea: Call fish 'Sea Kittens'

Post by Darth Wong »

Has anyone tried looking at the website attached to the OP? It looks like the website for a child's video game. At one point it says "Sea kittens [fish] are just as intelligent (not to mention adorable) as dogs and cats": a rather preposterous statement to say the least.

It's too bad they have to be such imbeciles, because there are so much better reasons to crack down on the fishing industry, such as its wanton destruction of fish stocks just outside international boundary lines or its use of drag lines which destroy coral reefs.
Image
"It's not evil for God to do it. Or for someone to do it at God's command."- Jonathan Boyd on baby-killing

"you guys are fascinated with the use of those "rules of logic" to the extent that you don't really want to discussus anything."- GC

"I do not believe Russian Roulette is a stupid act" - Embracer of Darkness

"Viagra commercials appear to save lives" - tharkûn on US health care.

http://www.stardestroyer.net/Mike/RantMode/Blurbs.html
Post Reply