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Piscis PETA: Angling in Deep Water

by David Yeagley · August 20, 2009 · 10 Comments ·

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

Well, PETA has fat-shamed before. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk wrote a letter to the rotund Michael Moore, rebuking him for hypocrisy in the matter of his US health care reform film, Sicko.

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.

Posted by David Yeagley · August 20, 2009 · 9:33 am CT · ·

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kschwantz // Aug 20, 2009 at 10:22 am   

    I hope they hurry up and follow their logic to its conclusion, so that after they can’t eat beef, or fowl, or fish, that they’ll see that eating plant is also evil and will starve themselves out of the gene pool once and for all.

  • 2 Ox // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:04 pm   

    Peta is just another organization devoted to creature rights at the expense of human rights with an agenda to control mankind with an ideology that is faulty and equate Peta to a cult. I guess we humans must give up hunting and fishing to appease them all and turn into vegetarians.

    Well vegetarians don’t realize it, but unless they eat meat at least once a week it will be dangerous to their health, as there are certain important elements for maximum health that can only be obtained by eating meat. Actually, there are only two foods in the world which can substain life with all the necessary amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. One is pure honey and the other is hemp seeds.

    I guess it is time to put away the fishing pole, and the shotgun because would never want to offend Peta; then what I am going to do about my favorite dish of frog legs fried in butter, garlic, and lemon juice?

  • 3 David Yeagley // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm   

    PETA doesn’t like Indians, either. In point 2a of Newkirk’s “Unique Will” says this:

    b. That my skin, or a portion thereof, be removed and made into leather products, such as purses, to remind the world that human skin and the skin of other animals is the same and that neither is “fabric” nor needed, and that some skin be tacked up outside the Indian Leather Fair each year to serve as a reminder of the government’s need to abate the suffering of Indian bullocks who, after a life of extreme and involuntary servitude, as I have seen firsthand, are exported all over the world in this form;”

    I mean, clearly, this is more than an ethnic slur. This is an open and clear condemnation and denigration of American Indian culture.

  • 4 beakerkin // Aug 20, 2009 at 4:05 pm   

    PETA is creepy.

  • 5 David Yeagley // Aug 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm   

    I want to know where all those mighty, brave Indian activists are! You know, the ones funded by white liberals to protest Indian mascots!

    Here wey have PETA, denigrating American Indian culture, belittling Indian identity and tradition, and not a word out of them. What waste machines they truly are, every last one of them.

    They have careers based on being paid by white liberals to protest. Here’s what really needs to be protested. Here’s a chance for all those white liberal funded law NGOs claiming to work for Indians to do their thing. Couldn’t be an easier win!

    Their silence says it all. Their insincerity, their complicity, there personal careerism at the expense of Indian people. All those liberal “good Indians.” Oh, they musn’t touch white liberalism, especially white female liberalism. The great white woman savior. Musn’t touch her.

    No, I don’t have a problem with whites. I have a problem with Indians who claim they work for Indians, but who merely work for whites.

  • 6 John Sandusky // Aug 20, 2009 at 9:16 pm   

    Newkirk and her people have a mean streak in them.

    Why not go all out and send Michael Moore
    The following.

  • 7 David Yeagley // Aug 21, 2009 at 8:45 am   

    John, I want to see that link! Just put in the whole URL, then I’ll reduce it to a word link.

  • 8 David Yeagley // Aug 21, 2009 at 9:46 am   

    Actually, I may be mistaken on the “Indian Leather Fair.” While it is true that American Indians were great users of animal skin, fur, meat, bone, and blood, Newkirk’s reference may in fact be to Hindu culture in India.

    The problem, of course, is that the Hindu does not eat the bovine species. It is a sacred animal, and people starve, rather than eat the brahma bull. It is indeed wholly ironic that the Hindu government would make an industry out of the skin of the sacred animal which Hindu people are forbidden to eat.

    My error here is due to the misuse of the word “Indian” in the English language. Histically, the word was Hindu. Only in fairly modern times have Hindu people come to be called “Indian.” This causes profound confusion, certainly in the Western Hemisphere, and no doubt elsewhere in the world–wherever America is the subject of conversation.

  • 9 David Yeagley // Aug 21, 2009 at 9:49 am   

    Also, “Hindu” is not a religion. It refers to a people who lived in a certain geographic location. I’ve written about this several times on “Hindu” is the Persian pronunciation of the Sanskrit word, “sindhu,” which simply means, “river.” The Hindu were people who lived in the regions of that river, which the Latin-based Europeans called “Indus.”

  • 10 John Sandusky // Aug 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm   

    To appreciate Weird Al, first one must watch:


    Unquestionably, two talented people despite it all.

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