Cats, Knitting, Animal Rights & Exploitation of Women for Political Purposes
All in one post; how could I possibly go wrong?
I’m not a knitter, and I don’t much care for cats, but this seems like such a good idea it ought to get broader recognition:
Sez Danielle; “I am excited, time and time again.” Well, me too. I’ll trim the little beasties for you, oh yes I will, shorn and shaved like a sheepshearer should.
But that’s not the only modern use for teh kittehs; PETA, always good for a disorienting moment, has just announced a campaign to re-label fish as…Sea-Kittens.
The idea is to convince children that widdle fishies are all cuddly-wuddly, so they’ll be repulsed at the idea of eating them. This little propaganda piece is guaranteed, in their words, to make your child retch at the sight of fish sticks. How charming, how normal these children will become!
Myself, I like nothing better than to drag a nice big floppy wet cod across my lap and stroke it softly, tickle it a little along the ventral line, tease a bit around the gills. Pretty sure that gurgling sound is the fishy equivalent of a purr…pretty sure:
But I’d be really careful about teaching the kiddies to pet larger Sea-Kitties. They might pull back a stub:
Now granted, fish stocks are in decline, but a lot of that is from habitat degradation while the rest is from over-eating. We could harvest the oceans sustainably if we will only care for the habitat and limit our consumption. No need to make children puke at the lunch counter.
Most of the time recently, I’ve been repulsed by PETA campaigns. Call me a prude, maybe there is some new Leftist code that says any kind of degradation is fine if it serves a “good” cause, but I think this kind of thing is seriously wrong even though the cat-ladies are certainly attractive:
I haven’t the faintest idea what message this action is supposed to convey; putting people naked in cages, for what ever purpose, just strikes me as wrong and another very strange example to be setting for the children:
PETA; saving the planet by misrepresentation and objectification, one species at a time. Won’t someone please knit these protestors a nice cat-hair sweater and skirt?
(Oh, and, speaking of knitting: Xenophon, if you read this; Dude, you still owe me an afghan. Check with CD and Sarah and Hipparchia and Aeryl for the cat fur, and get on that willya?)