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July 27, 2007

PETA May Buy Penfield Lighthouse For Fish Empathy Project

The 51-foot-high Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield, Connecticut is up for sale — and PETA might buy it.

The objective would be to transform this resource for fishermen into the headquarters for their "Fish Empathy Project," featuring a memorial to the countless fish that are callously murdered so that anthropocentric humans can devour their flesh. Also, there will be a cafe serving faux fish sticks, in case anyone who just happens to be swimming past the treacherous reef gets a craving for some artificial food.

Michael Prescott, manager of PETA's fish empathy campaigns, assures us that synthetic fish sticks "taste pretty good." He also shares this interesting fact:

Fish are interesting, quizzical animals with unique personalities.

Take for example the fish in the old StarKist commercials; he had a personality — and the Little Mermaid was downright charismatic.

But I forgot, PETA is completely on the level about this stuff. These are the people who believe that fish use tools.

Look at that: fish really do use tools!

Hat tip: Blogmeister USA.

Posted by Van Helsing at July 27, 2007 2:46 PM


I love how moonbats are so capable of making mockeries of themselves.

Posted by: Steve at July 27, 2007 3:36 PM

Why are there more jokes about conservatives than about moonbats?
1} Conservatives have a better sense of humor. And 2} We couldn't MAKE UP the crazy stuff they do!

Posted by: KHarn at July 27, 2007 3:49 PM

To borrow a lawyer joke.

What's the difference between a moonbat and a trampoline?

You take off your shoes before jumping on a trampoline.

Bottom of the ocean/good start blah blah blah

Posted by: Steve at July 27, 2007 4:28 PM

For the record, fish DO eat other fish. Eating fish is only natural!

Posted by: Anonymous at July 27, 2007 5:49 PM

i'll eat tuna when they outlaw beef!

Posted by: nanc at July 27, 2007 7:48 PM

So wait, they ultimately want to outlaw the consumption of fish? Well, they're going to completely destroy the livelihoods of millions of fishing communities all around south-east asia if they do that. You know, those people who really need our support via trade if they want to build themselves up to a level where they won't be absolutely wiped out next time a tsunami hits...

Not to mention all those communities that live on nothing but fish all year round. What are they going to eat? Sand?

Posted by: Archonix at July 28, 2007 3:25 AM

I hope the fish can empathize with my need for them to taste good.

Posted by: V the K at July 28, 2007 6:14 AM

"...interesting, quizzical animals with unique personalities." Compared to...? I think that says a lot about the personalities of the people Prescott hangs out with over at PETA.

Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at July 28, 2007 7:15 AM

"Take for example the fish in the old StarKist commercials; he had a personality — and the Little Mermaid was downright charismatic."

Charlie the Tuna took his personality from the actor who did his voice, Herschel Bernardi

Ariel took the voice of Jodi Benson

and the appearance and mannerisms of Sherri Stoner

All of the above actors were warm blooder air breathers.
The only memorale piscine performance I can think of was Bruce the Shark, from Jaws, and he was a robot.

Posted by: James F McEnanly at July 28, 2007 6:50 PM

Hmm. "Interesting and quizzical" eh? So fish really is brain food.
Bon appetit!

Posted by: fellowes at July 28, 2007 7:24 PM

Not to mention all those communities that live on nothing but fish all year round. What are they going to eat?
If they outlaw the consumption of fish, they'll have to make many sea creatures starve! I just wonder how they'll build a prison for dolphins. Oh wait, does this only apply to humans? And if so, why? Aren't we just doing what other animals do?

Posted by: Anon at July 29, 2007 12:06 PM

Anon, quite right. Applying PETA's ideas only to humans would be downright specieist!

Posted by: Kevin at July 29, 2007 1:23 PM

That's a good analogy Archonix, but "they" don't really want to build themselves up-they want to move to the West and take over (which they are doing). The surging masses of third-worlders blames the rich prosperous (formerly)white West for all thier troubles, but we are not to blame for thier failures. They want to move here and shove us aside in our own nations. Just because we are wealthy doesn't mean we owe them a thing. I personally don't like seafood, but I certainly wouldn't want to eat anything caught from a third world country.

Posted by: Chris at July 29, 2007 1:36 PM