Call us horny, but aren't people supposed to be turned on by topless women? Leave it to PETA to make even that experience unpleasurable.
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals is at it again, dreaming up the foolish and unfathomable in hopes that it can get people to stop being people. However, this time, the animal activist group might have outdone themselves, at least in San Francisco. Three PETA members have vowed to strip off their clothing, slip into a mermaid outfit, and walk around Fisherman's Wharf topless tomorrow afternoon.
The logic is obvious: These sexy sea creatures want you to stop eating fish.
Wearing nothing but a kinky fins, these animal-conscious mermaids will stand outside Fisherman's Wharf -- the hub of San Francisco clam chowder consumption -- holding signs that read, "Sea Life, Not
Because fish have feelings too, you know!
"Fish might not be cute and cuddly, but when it comes to feeling pain and
having a will to live, they're just like all other animals, says PETA
campaigner Matt Bruce.
"Scientific studies show that fish are intelligent, sensitive animals who
experience pain and fear when they are hooked or netted and pulled from
To prove PETA isn't just engaging us in its crazy talk, Bruce pointed to a recent Fish and Fisheries article that cited more than 500 research
papers on fish intelligence. These papers concluded that fish are smart, can use
tools, and have impressive long-term memories and sophisticated social