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."

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West Palm Beach, FL

#85 Sep 6, 2010
1 ex-kiwi wrote:
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you crack me up bro lol.
You little dickens, how in hell, did you find me here?

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#86 Sep 6, 2010
Bored wrote:
<quoted text>After 1000 posts is that as good as it gets maybe you need to get a life
its ok i know that person from another forum.lol
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Paragould, AR

#87 Oct 24, 2010
the perfessor wrote:
<quoted text>To teach children not to be cruel to animals is one thing, but to teach them that a fish is a friend and not food is going against what I interpret Christianity and the teachings of the Bible to be.
You think that the religion of Christianity mandates that children not be taught to look at fish as friends (but as food)?

Don't go trimming your beard either.

You don't pick and choose do you?
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Paragould, AR

#88 Oct 24, 2010
And of course eating shellfish is an abomination according to Christianity, per specific Bible mandates, so PETA should be able to skip the Lobsters Feel Pain campaign when dealing with Christians.

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