October 28, 2005, - 10:41 am
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s official: Your kids may be animal rights offenders. If they own fish and keep them in fish bowls.
In fact, if you live in Rome, your kids are breaking the law. In Rome, fish bowls are now banned–for being inhumane to fish.
Not surprisingly, the loons at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals–as opposed to the better PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals) have given the Rome city councilwoman behind this absurd new law, Monica Cirinna, an award for going “further protecting fish than anywhere else in the world.” PETA has a “Fish Empathy Project.” Is JAWS included? Yes, I have a lot of empathy for the sharks that have been eating beachside swimmers and surfers. Don’t you?
Said Cirinna, “It’s good to do whatever we can for our animals who in exchange for a little love fill our existence with their attention.” Is she having an affair with her goldfish? It certainly sounds like it.
Go here for more absurd examples of how our Italian friends and their government invade citizens’ lives on behalf of animals. No wonder PETA likes that country.
Next, they’ll be calling aquariums, “Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
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