Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sea Kittens

In this era of political correctness, Montana has received a rash of requests to change names of roads, landmarks, towns, counties, and school mascots in recent years. Home to seven Indian reservations, the state has a variety of names that include references to Native Americans, and those monikers have been the focus of most of the PC attention.

Lately, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has joined the list of organizations who are trying to save us all from our own ignorance. PETA's two million supporters are launching a campaign to change the name of Whitefish High School, named logically after the town of Whitefish in which it stands, to Sea Kitten High School.

PETA's Dan Shannon wrote a letter delineating the request to the superintendent of Whitefish High School. He asserts, "Most parents would never dream of spending a family weekend torturing kittens, but hooking fish through their mouths and pulling them through the water is just as painful as hooking a cat's mouth and dragging him or her behind a car. We're hoping that this name change will encourage people young and old to start treating these gentle 'kittens of the sea' with respect and show them the kindness that they deserve."

The high school football team is undoubtedly delighted with the idea of hearing "Go, Sea Kitten High School" chanted at their games, especially in light of the fact that their team mascot is a bulldog.

While PETA clearly knows that their request will be denied, they also know that their objective has succeeded. They attracted media attention for their cause.

This is not their only victory in recent weeks. Their website lists success headlines that include the ending of frog jump contests and pig kissing events.

I'm sure the frogs and pigs are relieved to not be subjected to the humiliation of such activities.

8 comments:

minnesotamom said...

Ugh.

da Silva said...

My husband is from around the Whitefish area and would be appalled to learn what they are trying to rename the high school. We were at an ag show this weekend and walked by a 4-H/FFA booth that had a PETA shirt hanging up. I thought great what are they teaching these kids now. But PETA stood for People Eating Tasty Animals. Being a farm girl I like that PETA.

Jenni said...

Those PETA people are such idiots! I like the idea of People Eating Tasty Animals. Just no kittens please. If you are the type that's into eating kittens, I think there are better ways to catch them than with a fishing pole.

Reddunappy said...

PETA does some dumbass stupid things. When I worked at the feed store I had a customer hand me her credit card, it had a whole PETA logo on it, hmmmm I thought and just got her got as quick as I could. good thing we didnt have any poor bunnies that needed to be released to the wild in the store. I could go on but I wont LOL pet peeve yes?

threecollie said...

What next!

Jenny said...

Lordy, what will they try to do next. As a cheer coach, I just can't imagine yelling "Go Sea Kittens"! LOL! Yeah, THAT will intimidate the other team.

the only attention they are getting from thier campaign is what a bunch of idiots they are. I wouldn't worry about it.

Willow Tree said...

Morons.

Do PETA members not have children? Jobs? LIVES, people??

Imagine if they invested all that time and money into something that really mattered, that would really change the world for the better instead of just getting their name out there.

Ann from Montana said...

Oh brother...

Wonder what they sent to Ronan??? -I think Ronan is Ronan Braves and the girl's teams are referred to as Maiden's... fodder for several PC groups there :) !

I believe Ronan is also at least partially on reservation land...

 
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