Sea Kittens: The Ultimate Renaming?

Hm. I have mixed feelings about this ultimate example of renaming fish. PETA has a new campaign out to get people to relate to fish as animals rather than as commodities, which is a noble goal and one I very much support. There are a few snags with their Save the Sea Kittens campaign, though.

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First of all, fish are not domesticated like kittens (or like chickens! So I also have a hang up about tuna being dubbed "the chicken of the sea"). And I don't think renaming fish as kittens really enhances the mythology around fish (despite all the accessories). Rather, this new campaign might just get people to think of cute and cuddly kittens or some weird hybrid like this:

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I'm sure that the folks at PETA will be dismayed that most people will find this hilarious.

The "Chicken of the Sea" line stems from the fact that chicken was once something of a luxury good and was intended to imply that tuna was equally desirable. You're probably too young to remember "A car in every garage and a chicken in every pot." (Cars were a luxury then too.) Thanks to inhumane farming methods, chicken is, or course, now one of the cheapest sources of protein.

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ou're probably too young to remember "A car in every garage and a chicken in every pot." (Cars were a luxury then too.) Thanks to inhumane farming methods, chicken is, or course, now one of the cheapest sources of protein.

I understand loving animals and all but sea kittens is a step too far. What's next? Birds - air gerbils? I mean seriously. Human has fished from the beginning of time. It's only natural to consume sea food. I want to know what Japan will think of this idea lol.

Yes, extinct. For the PETA founders, domestication was an unwarranted interference, and an animal is better dead than in a relationship with humans.

Just going feral isnât good enough for the PETA organizers; their job wonât be done until domesticated animals have been eradicated like smallpox.

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The authors found that the frequencies of allergic and IgE-associated allergic disease and sensitization were similar in the children who had received probiotic and those whoâd gotten placebo. Although there appeared to be a preventive effect at age 2, there was none noted at age 5. Interestingly, in babies born by cesarean section, the researchers found less IgE-associated allergic disease in those who had received the probiotic.

The authors found that the frequencies of allergic and IgE-associated allergic disease and sensitization were similar in the children who had received probiotic and those whoâd gotten placebo. Although there appeared to be a preventive effect at age 2, there was none noted at age 5. Interestingly, in babies born by cesarean section, the researchers found less IgE-associated allergic disease in those who had received the probiotic.

The authors found that the frequencies of allergic and IgE-associated allergic disease and sensitization were similar in the children who had received probiotic and those whoâd gotten placebo. Although there appeared to be a preventive effect at age 2, there was none noted at age 5. Interestingly, in babies born by cesarean section, the researchers found less IgE-associated allergic disease in those who had received the probiotic.

heygibide bunasılberiÅyed öyledir balaklarkuÅgibi olmuÅlar artık nededbu dünyanın halidenden anlamıŠdeÄilims anlayanlar varsam anlasınlar.
Yes, extinct. For the PETA founders, domestication was an unwarranted interference, and an animal is better dead than in a relationship with humans.
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Jennifer Jacquet seniheptakip ediyorum güzelkonularından bahsediyorsunuz herzaman iyigüzelhoÅolanları yayınlamaktadn birhaldoludunz görmeke isteri yormua kotulmatım edledi deril.
Just going feral isnât good enough for the PETA organizers; their job wonât be done until domesticated animals have been eradicated like smallpox.
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senvaryae vben jennifer hasatkalarolmamk dotakmlgim sana beren irenidenehll artıkı abirÅelereini zamanı igledemedili olunakalmatır. bunalarıdan artıka sıklamadrırıma. egle girisyokruyomalmkamlorliaabainhı.
heygibide bunasılberiÅyed öyledir balaklarkuÅgibi olmuÅlar artık nededbu dünyanın halidenden anlamıŠdeÄilims anlayanlar varsam anlasınlar. Yes, extinct. For the PETA founders, domestication was an unwarranted interference, and an animal is better dead than in a relationship with humans.
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Yes, extinct. For the PETA founders, domestication was an unwarranted interference, and an animal is better dead than in a relationship with humans.
Just going feral isnât good enough for the PETA organizers; their job wonât be done until domesticated animals have been eradicated like smallpox.
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Hmmm well I kinda disagree - the sharkbird looks quite dashing. Would be cool to have a pet you can play with, but who also could kill instantly by telepathic command :)