10 January 2009

PETA campaign to save "sea kittens"

Animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a campaign called Save the Sea Kittens. The aim of this campaign is to create more sympathy for fish by juxtaposing them with kittens. PETA believes that killing animals for eating is inhumane.

A bit of creative work went into the website. There is even a page where the visitor can conjure up their own sea kitten, adding features such as lipstick, dress, whiskers, mohawk or a litter box.

The following rationale is given for their campaign:

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.

Many would beg to differ, especially those who keep fish as pets.

The petition tally stands at 2690.

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