Here’s a funny news bit. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is asking Whitefish High School in northwestern Montana to change its name to “Sea Kitten High School”.
From Montana CBS:
What’s wrong with the name Whitefish High School? According to P.E.T.A., the use of the word “Whitefish” does not promote empathy for fish and other marine animals.
P.E.T.A. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal) sent a letter to Whitefish High School Principal Kent Paulson, urging him to change the name of the high school from “Whitefish High” to “Sea Kitten High”.
P.E.T.A. launched their Sea Kitten Campaign in October, in hopes that everyone will start referring to fish and other marine animals as sea kittens.
The letter states, “we’re proposing that Whitefish High School adopt a new name to reflect the gentle nature of it’s current marine namesake. If the town starts calling fish, “sea kittens”, fewer of these gentle animals would be violently killed for food, painfully hooked for “sport,” or cruelly confined to aquariums”.
If you are so inclined, you can read about PETA’s re-branding efforts here.
All I can picture is little wet kittens. They hate the water.
I’m a vegetarian and all for animal rights, but this sounds more like a joke than a real campaign.
Watch out Salmon, Idaho–you may be next!
Thanks to Big Sky Blog for the heads up.