PETA wants lighthouses to shine light on fish feelings

Jun 8, 2009 Full story: www.freep.com 84

As Lake Michigan ports go, Grand Haven is an angler's paradise. If People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals gets its way, it also will be home to a lighthouse café -- serving faux fish sticks -- where patrons learn about the evils of fishing.

PETA said in a letter to the National Park Service this week that it wants to take over Grand Haven's historic twin red lighthouses once they go on a list of surplus properties this year or next. Because PETA is a nonprofit, its bid to maintain the lighthouses could be considered.

The way the animal rights group sees it, Grand Haven would be a perfect place to drum up compassion for fish. To do so, it would point to research it says suggests that fish have feelings, too, rubbing against each other to show affection, developing individual personalities, even learning to grieve.

Kids younger than 12 who visit would get a plush fish toy that says, "Fish are Friends, Not Food!"

Some locals don't want their pier to become the headquarters for the proposed Fish Empathy Project.

"It's nonsense," said Capt. Jim Bard of It-Il-Do Charters. "The whole entire lake revolves around the sportfishing industry."

Full Story
First Prev
of 5
Next Last

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#1 Jun 8, 2009
I love PETA -- Googling them (or seeing them half-naked in front of the KFC in Jonesboro during below freezing weather) ALWAYS cracks me up!

The quote from the Captain in the story above is great:

"It's nonsense...[t]he whole entire lake revolves around the sportfishing industry."
Alex

United States

#2 Jun 9, 2009
PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals :)

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#3 Jun 10, 2009
Alex wrote:
PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals :)
LOL! Why in the world do people always respond to stories about PETA with that?

Personally I haven't eaten meat in well over a decade (almost half of my life)-- except for once about 6 years ago when I have having a really bad day and I didn't care and slipped and got a fish plate at Captian Joe's.
Luvboatin

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Jun 18, 2009
God forbid you kill a fly!!!!!
ROFLMAO!!
guest

Paragould, AR

#6 Jun 18, 2009
peta is out of control idots thats what they are
Old Timer

Pine Bluff, AR

#7 Jun 18, 2009
In the pinball game of life, these folks' flippers are a little further apart than normal. But if they want to put on another hoochy coochy show in front of KFC, I'll be glad to come and watch.

“I hate STUPID people”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#8 Jun 19, 2009
I hate PETA so much! for no reason at all!!

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#9 Jun 19, 2009
Old Timer wrote:
In the pinball game of life, these folks' flippers are a little further apart than normal. But if they want to put on another hoochy coochy show in front of KFC, I'll be glad to come and watch.
Okay -- your post made me laugh (and I mean that as a good thing)!
Looking for Jasen Biczak

Windermere, FL

#10 Jun 19, 2009
Anyone know Jasen Biczak lives on Norton Ave>
guest

Littleton, CO

#11 Jun 19, 2009
liberals suck peta sucks gays suck duh

“Through the looking glass:”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#12 Jun 29, 2009
Never off wrote:
I hate PETA so much! for no reason at all!!
LOL!

“Through the looking glass:”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#13 Jun 29, 2009
Captain Ron wrote:
<quoted text>Fish Killer. Now that fish will never see its family again. Did you say a little prayer when you flushed him in your excrement.
That's a bit rude, no?

“Through the looking glass:”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#14 Jun 29, 2009
guest wrote:
liberals suck peta sucks gays suck duh
Thank you very much for your very insightful comment!

:-)

“I hate STUPID people”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#15 Jun 29, 2009
lol...wow i cant believe that this thread is still going!!
eats meats

United States

#16 Aug 22, 2010
man peta is the weirdest people
screw pita

Enola, AR

#17 Aug 22, 2010
screw pita

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#18 Aug 22, 2010
eats meats wrote:
man peta is the weirdest people
You cant get any weirder than you.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#19 Aug 22, 2010
eats meats wrote:
man peta is the weirdest people
So, are you going to tell me what happened to you when you were younger? Were you abused by your parents or something?

“Let's talk to each other:”

Since: Apr 10

NOT about each other!

#20 Aug 23, 2010
PETA has nothing of value to add to any place in Michigan. The wildlife there is abundant, and a huge part of the economy there. I really miss going to my place up there; fantastic salmon fishing.
meat lover

United States

#21 Aug 23, 2010
i like fried chicken

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 5
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Grand Haven Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Beautiful Grand Haven Lighthouse. (Aug '08) Dec 14 Go Blue Forever 13
Holland Museum opens exhibit of Nazi propaganda... (Apr '14) Dec 13 for sure 22
What happened to Joellen Coon? (Apr '13) Nov 23 dave 19
Grand Haven doesnt like black people (Oct '12) Nov 23 Whitechick 27
Holland man found sleeping in Mason County hote... Oct '14 disco stu 2
Grand Rapids man robbed at Nunica Rest Stop (Jan '09) Sep '14 Batch 37 Pain Is ... 7
Man came to door wanting me to vote Sep '14 backdrop001 1
Grand Haven Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Grand Haven People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Grand Haven News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Grand Haven

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 4:33 pm PST

NBC Sports 4:33PM
Raiola could be facing a suspension after Sunday stomp
NBC Sports 4:33 PM
Raiola could be facing a suspension after Sunday stomp
Bleacher Report 5:21 PM
Trestman's QB Change Fails to Provide Spark
Bleacher Report 7:07 PM
Who Will Come out on Top of NFC North?
NBC Sports 7:55 PM
Packers favored by at least seven points