If you have spent any amount of time traveling in and about the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. you have likely landed in Seattle airport, otherwise known as SeaTac.
And if you have had the pleasure of having some time to spend around that great beer brewing and coffee klatching city you have probably wandered around the Pikes Place Market.
If so, hopefully you were not an accessory to the crime of fish abuse, as least as far as the animal rights group PETA is concerned.
Yes, I am talking about the famous fishmongers who flippantly fling fish with little regard to their feelings.
Oh, it looks all innocent and everything.
But, as reported in the Los Angeles Times report, the animal group contends that,
“…the practice of lobbing fish above the heads of patrons and tourists at the market and other venues is "disrespectful" to creatures that already have gone through a lot.”
The story goes on to say,
“Ultimately, they would like to see the practice banned at the fish market, arguing that tourists would not be nearly so eager to snap photos if dead kittens or gutted lambs were sailing over their heads.”
One of the manager’s of the market, Jeremy Ridgway, was somewhat incredulous over the whole brouhaha when he exclaimed,
“I mean, the fish are dead.”
But this is a woeful situation, at least according to PETA, who think nothing of
exploiting parading around incredibly hot and sexy, naked women in their quest to prevent cruelty to these poor defenseless dead fish.
Anybody know where they are holding their next rally?
“Down to those heartless fish tossing meanies.”
“Say, (PETA model person) wanna go out for a cup of Seattle’s best after the rally?”