January 13th, 2009:

Something fishy

This evening Kathryn told me a story.  I say a story because it was obviously a work of fiction – she had been duped by a joke on the radio about how fish get a bad press due to their name – FISH – and it’s because of this that we’re quite happy to eat them.

She can be a little naive and I told her that it was obvious someone was winding her up and I went online to prove it.

It was at this point my head exploded when I found the following article – http://www.peta.org/Sea_Kittens/index.asp.  Before you head there I’ll quote a small paragraph that sums up the idiocy of it all

When your name can also be used as a verb that means driving a hook through your head, it’s time for a serious image makeover. And who could possibly want to put a hook through a sea kitten?

Basically the gist of the entire thing is that eating fish is cruel and if they were called sea kittens nobody would eat them.  Quite frankly if Garfield tasted as nice with chips as your average peice of cod I’d happily eat him too.

I really do dispair sometimes at how stupid people can be (in this case I don’t mean Kathryn).