A few flaws in peta's widdle deal there...
1. I don't know about the rest of you, but my fish HATE to be touched. Sometimes it's inevitable, but they show it when they want my hand far, far away unless it has food. Sometimes on rare occasions they'll give me little nips or swim through my fingers when I'm messing around/siphoning the tank, but that's about the extent of it. My boys don't like it either. Finger chase is acceptable, but no touchie. Not to mention touching leaves them more prone to infections.
2. Regular fish (NOT sea mammals) as far as I know don't make sounds underwater. Because it's close to impossible to carry sound down there. The most I hear out of my fish is jumping late at night. Jumping, splashing, coming up for air, and nomming on pellets. There are no vocal chords there. I promise you.
3. And they certainly don't SING, either.
Oh, here's another.
4. When my girls "rub against eachother" it usually means they want to fight. Albeit they're 'fighting fish', but heck, really?
Have I ever mentioned how much I really don't like peta?
Animals have been eating animals since forever. Who's to say we're any different? While I don't agree with the way food animals are treated/killed, I do understand that I need those supplements to live. It's only natural. I'd prefer eating over taking vitamins. I'm very much an animal lover, don't get me wrong. And I don't even like so much as watching a lion take down a gazelle on Discovery. However, I am an omnivore, and to survive and thrive I need to consume a certain amount of proteins among other nutrients every day.
On another note, illegalizing pets? Come on! Humans have been keeping pets since we came to be. However that happened. I don't care. But nowadays, the domesticated animals we keep (namely dogs) have that human dependence thing hardwired into their brain. If we were to just let every domestic dog run wild, there would be WAY more deaths than there are now. There are the sad cases of neglect and hoarding, but the dogs and cats who live to a ripe old age with a loving family way outnumber them. I have more to say on this, but unfortunately, I must go take a shower.
And this is no offense to you vegans, or even moderate animal rights activists out there. More power to you.
Winston~ Damian~ Twitch ~ Evans
Last edited by dramaqueen; 05-05-2011 at 05:15 PM.