The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 November 2004

Holy mackerel, Batman

Last time I had dinner with Fritz Schranck, we had seafood. And it was darn good, too.

I would expect, therefore, that Fritz would take a dim view of PETA's latest folly, and sure enough, he does:

Fish are admittedly interesting and fascinating. They also taste great when they're broiled, with a little butter, salt, pepper, and dill weed.

The crux of the PETA argument, per Bruce Friedrich, director of "vegan outreach":

No one would ever put a hook through a dog's or cat's mouth. Once people start to understand that fish, although they come in different packaging, are just as intelligent, they'll stop eating them.

Uh, yeah, right. Fritz?

Neither dogs nor cats are generally accepted as potential dinners by most Americans. On the other hand, for thousands of years pigs have been generally accepted as far more intelligent creatures than either Fido or Tabby. For those same thousands of years, humans have also managed to find ways to eat just about every cubic inch of a domesticated hog.

I'm thinking that Mr Friedrich's insistence on the intelligence of fish is based entirely upon the fact that they are occasionally found in schools.

And, as Dawn Eden says, "If they're so smart, how come they get caught?"

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Charles Hill's take on this is simply priceless: I'm thinking that Mr Friedrich's insistence on the intelligence of fish is based entirely upon the fact that they are occasionally found in schools. To coin a phrase: LOL!...[read more]

"No one would ever put a hook through a dog's or cat's mouth. Once people start to understand that fish, although they come in different packaging, are just as intelligent, they'll stop eating them."

If a fish is just as intelligent as my dog, then I'll keep putting hooks in fish.

Posted by: Vickie at 2:58 PM on 17 November 2004