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Remember, PETA is always after your children to get them to buy into animal rights ideology. The latest is the renaming of fish “sea kittens,” in an online interactive aimed at children. From the “Save the Sea Kittens!” Web Page:

Ask the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Stop Promoting the Hunting of Sea Kittens

Given the drastic situation for this country’s sea kittens—who are often the victims of many major threats to their welfare and ways of life—it’s high time that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) stop allowing our little sea kitten friends to be tortured and killed. Who’d want to hurt a sea kitten anyway?!

Sea kittens are just as intelligent (not to mention adorable) as dogs and cats, and they feel pain just as all animals do. Please take just a few moments to send an e-mail to H. Dale Hall, the director of the FWS, asking him to stop promoting the hunting of sea kittens (otherwise known as “fishing”). The promotion of sea kitten hunting is a glaring contradiction of FWS’ mission to “conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats.”
These people are shameless. PETA well knows that the “littlest lobbyists” (as Secondhand Smokette once called children who were being exploited by their teachers to publicly support a teacher’s union political position) will never succeed in outlawing fishing, er sea kitten hunting. Not to mention that real kittens, cats, bears, and other animals love to eat sea kittens, and that sea kittens eat each other without mercy. But actually outlawing fishing isn’t the point. Getting kids under PETA’s influence is what the group is after. Pretty cynical to take advantage of innocent children in my view.

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