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Monday, September 17, 2012

PETA Tries to Turn San Francisco Grubbers Off Fish by Wearing Topless Mermaid Outfits

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Pass the tarter sauce please
  • Pass the tarter sauce please

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

the water."

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


In any event, this lunchtime event will certainly amuse tourists as they chomp down on their gumbo-filled bread bowls.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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