PETA asks Phish to change name in solidarity with seafood
We all know how PETA - in its misogynistic world - exploits women for its own ends. (Ironic for an organisation that claims to be against the exploitation of animals, right?) Now they've gone after Vermont's own -- Phish. From a story today in the Burlington Free Press:
“We were hoping that if Phish would become Sea Kitten, the band’s legions of fans would start using the word Sea Kitten to describe Phish, and fewer of these sea animals would be violently used for food,” Byrne said. “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.”
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