peta is trying to hook phish.

Perhaps not quite the image PETA was thinking of?

Perhaps not quite the image PETA wanted to conjure up?

When I think of the band Phish, I think of fun music and happy crunchy granola hippies dancing around at their seventeenth consecutive show. Apparently, when PETA thinks of Phish they think of unpleasant things… ya know, like murder. Those PETA people are such downers.

I’ve mentioned this before on the blog. PETA wants to change the name of fish (the swimmy creatures, not the band) to sea kittens. That way, people won’t want to eat them if they think they’re eating a kitten of the sea. And when I said people, what I really meant was children. PETA is trying to make sure the little kiddies feel guilty when it’s fish sticks day at school. How admirable! PETA spokeswoman Ashley Byrne used this graphic similie:

“Hooking a fish through the mouth and dragging it out of the water is really the same as hooking a dog through the mouth and dragging him behind your car.”

Well, no. But I get what she’s trying to say. So now, PETA wants Phish, the band, to change its name to Sea Kitten. Not that Sea Kitten is a bad name for a band… if you’re a nautically themed chick rock band.

Phish_foodIf the band did change its name, the world would see some serious changes. Life changing ones. Obviously, I’m talking about Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Phish Food would have to be changed to Sea Kitten Food, and that just sounds gross.

I’m sure some people will fall hook, line and sinker for this stupid publicity stunt. (Hook, line and sinker. Get it?! I’m funny!) But I just don’t take the bait. I think there are more important ways to attack animal cruelty, and PETA is wasting its time and energy. Why don’t they go after the sickos that actually kill animals with malice? Like that woman who skinned her Jack Russell Terrier last week to make a belt. Ugh. Now that makes me sick.

And what does the band have to say about all this? Nothing as of yet. But their Web site still says they are called Phish.

Thanks for the tip, Annie!

[Posted by Kathleen]

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3 responses to “peta is trying to hook phish.

  1. Mallory

    Actually, this post goes kind of well with the Lady Gaga one. They are both SO absurd, you just have to laugh. Except I’m fairly certain that’s not PETA’s goal. Or is it? Hard to tell at this point.

  2. Hrmmm, I wonder what PETA will think when I take Foxy dog to a taxidermy once she passes. I know it’s morbid, but I always want her with me. The real challenge is figuring out what pose is appropriate for her eternal, stuffed self–Foxy springing to jump out a window to attack a cat? Foxy trying to sneak out the front door to attack a cat? Or Foxy, sleeping, and dreaming of attacking cats? SO hard!

  3. thanks, Keep up the Great work 🙂

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