PETA is walking the plank, a bit, these days, all for the love of fish. First, we hear of PETA wants to take up residence in Michigan light houses. In June, PETA bid for control of Michigan’s Grand Haven South Pierhead Inner and Entrance Lighthouses. Under the National Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 lighthouses are accessible to nonprofit organizations or other eligible entities, gratis. PETA wants a giant public relations prop to promote it’s new “Fish Empathy Project.”
Michagan’s Grand Haven South Pierhead
According to the Grant Rapids News, The PETA-controlled lighthouse center will tout a 300-square-foot quilt to pay tribute to the billions of of fish that are needlessly killed for their flesh.
Killed for their flesh? How else would their flesh be obtained? How else would it be eaten but after the fish is killed? Now, isn’t PETA pushing it a little far here? I mean, no one eats live fish (except bears and otters, and other fish–shame on them!). This is beyond sushi. The issue is the meat eating, not whether it is alive or dead when you eat it, right? And if the urge is for vegetarianism or veganism, what difference does it make whether the carnivore eats the flesh alive, dead, raw or cooked? If PETA is trying to make fish eating sound somehow repulsive, they’re sure insulting a lot of fish-eating animals in the process. How tacky of them.
Then we hear PETA is also insulting ‘human’ women these days. Over-weight women. “Save the Whales, Lose the Blubber, Go Vegetarian.” Save the whales? What do whales have to do with fat women? What a messed up metaphor. Do fat women eat whales? Are women fat because they eat whales? Does vegetarianism save whales, or make women thin? Flabby feminists protest! Jessica at Feministing blasts the billboard as “fat-shaming” and says that “PETA owes the residents of Jacksonville a serious apology.”
PETA billboard in Jacksonville, Florida
There’s an elephant in the room, and it is you. With all due respect, no one can help but notice that a weighty health issue is affecting you personally. We’d like to help you fix that. Going vegetarian is an easy and life-saving step that people of all economic backgrounds can take.
As if all this fishy fat business weren’t confusing enough, Newkirk recently published her last “Unique Will” and testament:
a. That the “meat” of my body, or a portion thereof, be used for a human barbecue, to remind the world that the meat of a corpse is all flesh, regardless of whether it comes from a human being or another animal, and that flesh foods are not needed;
Here’s a better idea. Let’s offer Ingrid’s flesh to the poor Piranha of the Amazon–live! Now that would conquer on all sides. Feeding the poor of the Third World. Honoring animals above humans–a fitting gesture for the PETA president.
PETA President, Ingrid Newkirk.
And speaking of fitting gestures, where’s PETA Pam in all this? You know, the woman with blubberous appendages. Pamela Anderson. Her cetacean addenda surely concern all ‘flesh-minded’ vegetarians. Be that as it may, the mammoth mammarian is run amuck in New York, it seems. Beached, we should say. She apparently “lent her name” as it were, to the launch of a new strip joint/steakhouse inside New York’s Sapphire East. Not exactly fat-shaming, but designer Malcolm Harris denounced Pammy, under PETA pressure. Harris called Anderson “a hypocrite and loser for even being there.” Well, darn. It all gives new meaning to the cut, “New York Strip,” huh?
PETA Pam (Pamela Anderson),
by less turbulent waters, perhaps.
This is all terribly confusion. Flesh, dead or live, raw or cooked; animals eaten by human beings or other animals;and finally Ingrid wanting to be eaten by humans, (and we just had to suggest that she be eaten by animals–fish in particular)–this is all too much.
Women, whales, and flesh. Feminists, fish, and fat-shaming. Whale of topic. Burdensome thought. Entirely over-weight.
PETA Piranha. The Reducer. The ‘dietator,’ PETA’s fitting new symbol. Newly recommended fish dish for the New Yorka at Sapphire East. Just ask for “Peta Pirana,’ the dish, not the waiter.