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    CoraOrmseth

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    FOR CE: PETA by Kaitlyn

    Post  CoraOrmseth on Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:41 pm

    First it was the flying fish. Then it was just the fly. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has always spoken on behalf of those who could not speak for themselves: chimpanzees forced to smile in commercials, seals being clubbed to death, abused turkeys, you name it. In recent months, they’ve even taken it upon themselves to stand up for those who couldn’t speak for themselves, even if they wanted to, namely Pike Place Market of Seattle’s dead fish and the lucky fly President Obama swatted (Lucky in what sense, you ask. Well how many of you can say that you’ve been slapped by the President of the United States of America?).
    Seattle, Washington is known mainly for two things: Starbucks and guys in wet aprons heaving fish over the heads of customers at Pike Place Market. PETA’s senior campaigner, Ashley Byrne, says that PETA’s main problem with the famous fish flingers is that she believes that “killing animals so you can toss their bodies around for amusement is just twisted.” Just imagine how those fish must feel, how much pain they must be in when they are tossed into the air, how much…oh wait, they’re dead. The customers and fishmongers both agree that the fish aren’t killed for entertainment, their killed for some good eatin’! Well, think of it this way: the fish, even though they are dead, are able to get a bird’s eye view of the world for the first time without actually being in a hungry bird’s beak dangling over the earth below.
    PETA argues that if gutted lambs and kittens were being heaved over the crowd people wouldn’t find it as amusing. Um, maybe that’s because lambs and kittens are way too heavy to throw and the fact that they are gutted means that the animals will drip all over customers’ head, and that means complaints which are accompanied by the arrival of a poor soul with a bucket, mop, and a bright yellow CAUTION: SLIPPERY WHEN WET sign with a little stick figure that looks like it is about to fall down a flight of stairs.
    It is understandable that PETA wants to protect all living creatures big and small and every size in between, but why are they speaking out for the feelings of dead fish that ultimately will end up being consumed? Isn’t the fact that the fish will be eaten more disrespectful than how the fish are transported from display to wrapping sheet?
    Fish aren’t the only the only organism weighing on PETA’s mind. It seems as if house-flies are able to tip the “scales of injustice,” as the LA Times put it, as well. In the middle of a CNBC interview, President Obama was interrupted by a fly and after several attempts to shoo it away swatted it and swiftly brought it to its death. Instead of focusing on how our commander in chief calmly and coolly handled the situation in order to return to more serious matters or opening up a debate about whether President Obama leads a double life as a ninja so that he may perform radical stunts such as these during interviews, the media’s coverage is centered on PETA’s disapproval of the situation. They say that this incident only proves that everyone makes mistakes and that President Obama is only being human.
    Because of this, I’m waiting for them to go and chase after the person who wrote “Shoo Fly” song. I can just see it now: “It’s morally wrong, and yet they’re teaching children to treat smaller animals as lesser beings. It’s just not right.” Don’t worry; it’ll come along soon enough and you’ll know when it happens.
    Although PETA may be overreacting to situations that aren’t really a big deal, there is a lesson to be learned: asdfkoija;lksjd foq;oweiur kdqhdlfnmskms x,009398dslfjxa; sijzxcvbnm.
    Sorry, there was a spider on my keyboard. Please don’t tell PETA.

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    nancyxiao

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    Post  nancyxiao on Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:53 am

    First it was the flying fish. Then it was just the fly. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, [(PETA)] has always spoken on behalf of those who could [can] not speak for themselves: chimpanzees forced to smile in commercials, seals being clubbed to death, abused turkeys, you name it. [seals being clubbed to death, abused turkeys, chimpanzees forced to smile in commercials, you name it.---just an order change, i think the chimpanzee situation sounds more ridiculous this way] In recent months, they’ve even taken it upon themselves to stand up for those who couldn’t speak for themselves, even if they wanted to, [a bit confusing, a couple sentences ago, it just said that PETA speaks for those who can't speak for themselves] namely Pike Place Market of Seattle’s dead fish and the lucky fly President Obama swatted (Lucky in what sense, you ask. Well how many of you can say that you’ve been slapped by the President of the United States of America?).
    Seattle, Washington is known mainly for two things: Starbucks and guys in wet aprons heaving fish over the heads of customers at Pike Place Market. PETA’s senior campaigner, Ashley Byrne, says that PETA’s main problem with the famous fish flingers is that she believes [their belief] that “killing animals so you can toss their bodies around for amusement is just twisted.” Just imagine how those fish must feel, how much pain they must be in when they are tossed into the air, how much…oh wait, they’re dead. The customers and fishmongers both agree that the fish aren’t killed for entertainment, their killed ["they're killed"/"but"] for some good eatin’! Well, think of it this way: the fish, even though they are [although] dead, are able to get a bird’s eye view of the world for the first time without actually being in a hungry bird’s beak dangling over the earth below.
    PETA argues that if gutted lambs and kittens were being heaved over the crowd people wouldn’t find it as amusing. Um, maybe that’s because lambs and kittens are way too heavy to throw and the fact that they are gutted means that the animals will drip all over customers’ head, and that means complaints which are accompanied by the arrival of a poor soul with a bucket, mop, and a bright yellow CAUTION: SLIPPERY WHEN WET sign with a little stick figure that looks like it is about to fall down a flight of stairs.
    It is understandable that PETA wants to protect all living creatures big and small and every size in between, but why are they speaking out for the feelings of dead fish that ultimately will [will ultimately] end up being consumed? Isn’t the fact that the fish will be eaten more disrespectful than how the fish are transported from display to wrapping sheet?
    Fish aren’t the only the only [delete extra "the only"] organism weighing on PETA’s mind. It seems as if house-flies are able to tip the “scales of injustice,” as the LA Times put it, as well. In the middle of a CNBC interview, President Obama was interrupted by a fly and after several attempts to shoo it away swatted it and swiftly brought it to its death. Instead of focusing on how our commander in chief calmly and coolly handled the situation in order to return to more serious matters or opening up a debate about whether President Obama leads a double life as a ninja so that he may perform radical stunts such as these during interviews, the media’s coverage is centered on PETA’s disapproval of the situation. They say that this incident only proves that everyone makes mistakes and that President Obama is only being human.
    Because of this, I’m waiting for them to go and chase after the person who wrote [insert "the"] “Shoo Fly” song. I can just see it now: “It’s morally wrong, and yet they’re teaching children to treat smaller animals as lesser beings. It’s just not right.” Don’t worry; it’ll come along soon enough and you’ll know when it happens.
    Although PETA may be overreacting to situations that aren’t really a big deal, there is a lesson to be learned: asdfkoija;lksjd foq;oweiur kdqhdlfnmskms x,009398dslfjxa; sijzxcvbnm.
    Sorry, there was a spider on my keyboard. Please don’t tell PETA.

    kjeong@apachepowwow.com

    kaitlynjeong

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    Re: FOR CE: PETA by Kaitlyn

    Post  kaitlynjeong on Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:02 pm

    First it was the flying fish. Then it was just the fly. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has always spoken on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves: seals being clubbed to death, abused turkeys, chimpanzees forced to smile in commercials, you name it. Over the summer, PETA took on a few more projects, namely Pike Place Market of Seattle’s dead fish and the lucky fly President Obama swatted (Lucky in what sense, you ask. Well how many of you can say that you’ve been slapped by the President of the United States of America?).
    Seattle, Washington is known mainly for two things: Starbucks and guys in wet aprons heaving fish over the heads of customers at Pike Place Market. PETA’s senior campaigner, Ashley Byrne, says that PETA’s main problem with the famous fish flingers is their belief that “killing animals so you can toss their bodies around for amusement is just twisted.” Just imagine how those fish must feel, how much pain they must be in when they are tossed into the air, how much…oh wait, they’re dead. The customers and fishmongers both agree that the fish aren’t killed for entertainment, they're killed for some good eatin’! Well, think of it this way: the fish, although dead, are able to get a bird’s eye view of the world for the first time without actually being in a hungry bird’s beak dangling over the earth below.
    PETA argues that if gutted lambs and kittens were being heaved over the crowd people wouldn’t find it as amusing. Um, maybe that’s because lambs and kittens are way too heavy to throw and the fact that they are gutted means that the animals will drip all over customers’ head, and that means complaints which are accompanied by the arrival of a poor soul with a bucket, mop, and a bright yellow CAUTION: SLIPPERY WHEN WET sign with a little stick figure that looks like it is about to fall down a flight of stairs.
    It is understandable that PETA wants to protect all living creatures big and small and every size in between, but why are they speaking out for the feelings of dead fish that will ultimately end up being consumed? Isn’t the fact that the fish will be eaten more disrespectful than how the fish are transported from display to wrapping sheet?
    Fish aren’t the only organism weighing on PETA’s mind. It seems as if house-flies are able to tip the “scales of injustice,” as the LA Times put it, as well. In the middle of a CNBC interview, President Obama was interrupted by a fly and after several attempts to shoo it away swatted it and swiftly brought it to its death. Instead of focusing on how our commander in chief calmly and coolly handled the situation in order to return to more serious matters or opening up a debate about whether President Obama leads a double life as a ninja so that he may perform radical stunts such as these during interviews, the media’s coverage is centered on PETA’s disapproval of the situation. They say that this incident only proves that everyone makes mistakes and that President Obama is only being human.
    Because of this, I’m waiting for them to go and chase after the person who wrote the “Shoo Fly” song. I can just see it now: “It’s morally wrong, and yet they’re teaching children to treat smaller animals as lesser beings. It’s just not right.” Don’t worry; it’ll come along soon enough and you’ll know when it happens.
    Although PETA may be overreacting to situations that aren’t really a big deal, there is a lesson to be learned: asdfkoija;lksjd foq;oweiur kdqhdlfnmskms x,009398dslfjxa; sijzxcvbnm.
    Sorry, there was a spider on my keyboard. Please don’t tell PETA.

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