Well, if some of PETA’s past concepts hadn’t already jumped the shark, it’s latest one has. They’ve asked the rock group Phish to change its name to Sea Kitten.
“In this way, people might come to view fish the way they see cats and dogs, as smart and sensitive animals worthy of care and protection, said Ashley Byrne, a PETA senior campaigner.If this is successful, PETA has its work cut out. They’ll also have to get in touch with A Flock of Seagulls, Adam Ant, the Animals, Beatles, Beastie Boys, Black Crowes, Blue Oyster Cult, Boomtown Rats, Buffalo Springfield, Byrds, Country Joe & the Fish, Crazy Horse, Buddy Holly & the Crickets, Def Leppard, Eagles, Echo & the Bunnymen, Fishbone, Hootie & the Blowfish, Howlin’ Wolf, Iron Butterfly, Los Lobos, Monkees, Pet Shop Boys, Psychedelic Furs, Ratt, Scorpions, Snoop Dogg, Steppenwolf, Stray Cats, T. Rex, Three Dog Night, Turtles, Whitesnake, Wolfmother, and, of course, the Yardbirds.
At what point will PETA realize that they are simply fodder for jokes?
But I am all for truth in advertising, which is why I have asked The Dead Kennedys to change their name to Not Quite There, But Soon.