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Activists Want Fish off California Aquarium Menu
Reuters ^ | June 29, 2005 | Reuters

Posted on 06/30/2005 8:04:16 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

LOS ANGELES — An animal rights group has called on one of the largest aquariums in the United States to stop serving fish to its visitors, likening the practice to grilling up "poodle burgers at a dog show."

"It's easy to think of fish as swimming vegetables but of all the places in the country where fish should get a fair shake it's an aquarium," said Karin Robertson, manager of the Fish Empathy Project for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Robertson Friday sent a letter to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, near Los Angeles, asking directors to take fish off the cafeteria lunch menu, adding: "Serving fish at an aquarium is like serving poodle burgers at a dog show."

She said that recent studies show that fish are surprisingly "intelligent, sensitive and interesting animals" and that the aquarium was contradicting that message by cooking them for lunch.

Jerry Schubel, aquarium president, said in a statement that the facility served only sustainable and environmentally friendly fish and was committed to educating the public about conserving ocean environments


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: activism; californianuts; environment; fish; lunch
mmmm . . .poodle burgers.
1 posted on 06/30/2005 8:04:17 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Fish Sandwich @ Aquarium = Slowest Swimmer.


2 posted on 06/30/2005 8:06:18 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

The Shedd Aquarium here in Chicago has a lovely seafood restaurant. I don't think anyone has ever complained.


3 posted on 06/30/2005 8:06:45 AM PDT by Chiapet (Cthulhu for President: Why vote for a lesser evil?)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Mmmmmm ....redfish on the half-shell for dinner last night!
4 posted on 06/30/2005 8:06:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
That made me laugh!!! I wish I had the free time that some of these freaks do.

Too bad I'm busy WORKING.

5 posted on 06/30/2005 8:07:39 AM PDT by RushCrush (More people died in Teddy's Oldsmobile than have died at Gitmo.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

6 posted on 06/30/2005 8:09:03 AM PDT by Bombardier (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the precipitate....)
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To: TexasCajun

If GOD didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!


7 posted on 06/30/2005 8:10:14 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (If you can read this thank a teacher... since it's in English, thank an American Soldier!)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
said Karin Robertson, manager of the Fish Empathy Project

WTF? What's next? Dog pecker gnats?

8 posted on 06/30/2005 8:12:07 AM PDT by houeto ("Mr. President , close our borders now!")
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
"It's easy to think of fish as swimming vegetables but of all the places in the country where fish should get a fair shake it's an aquarium," said Karin Robertson

Someone drop Karin in the shark tank.

9 posted on 06/30/2005 8:13:06 AM PDT by Alouette (The only thing learned from history is that nobody ever learns from history.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
manager of the Fish Empathy Project

I can't think of anything more humiliating to have printed on one's business card.

10 posted on 06/30/2005 8:13:56 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Chiapet
The Shedd Aquarium here in Chicago has a lovely seafood restaurant. I don't think anyone has ever complained.

Wait awhile.

11 posted on 06/30/2005 8:14:22 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out!)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Do they serve chicken at PARROT JUNGLE in Florida? What about MONKEY JUNGLE?.........


12 posted on 06/30/2005 8:14:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: rabidralph

What was I thinking? Nothing could be more humiliating than having "Chairman, DNC" on your business card.


13 posted on 06/30/2005 8:16:30 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

So, I take it that they will also call for lions, tigers, and bears (oh, my!) to go on a vegetarian diet, in the zoos?


14 posted on 06/30/2005 8:22:35 AM PDT by Paul Atreides (The Democrats have the right mascot; everyone knows what comes out of an ass)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
She said that recent studies show that fish are surprisingly "intelligent, sensitive and interesting animals"

So are pigs and rabbits (perhaps even more than fish) - but still tasty.

15 posted on 06/30/2005 8:23:35 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.- Edward R. Murrow)
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To: Alouette
where fish should get a fair shake

I think the fish do get a fair shake....to get off the excess bread crumbs, before hitting the skillet.

16 posted on 06/30/2005 8:24:19 AM PDT by Paul Atreides (The Democrats have the right mascot; everyone knows what comes out of an ass)
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To: Paul Atreides

Are girlscout cookies made with real girlscouts?


17 posted on 06/30/2005 8:26:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Your late for the meeting Karin.....

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18 posted on 06/30/2005 8:29:21 AM PDT by WilliamWallace1999
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Guess I'd better swing by there and get a fish sandwich the next time I'm in Long Beach.


19 posted on 06/30/2005 8:34:46 AM PDT by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
mmmm . . .poodle burgers.

Eeeewwwww. Poodle burgers? How gross.

Now, poodle burgers with cheese and lettuce would be good.
20 posted on 06/30/2005 8:35:37 AM PDT by wolfpat (dum vivimus, vivamus)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Does anyone remember the "Simpsons" where they go to the choose your own cow restaurant?
21 posted on 06/30/2005 8:36:35 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Dear Karin,

Many of the fish, sharks and other pretty creatures in there would not think twice about eating you.


Sincerely,
Eating Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese on a Bagel.


22 posted on 06/30/2005 8:42:27 AM PDT by BJClinton ("Maybe his mother loved him, but I've never met anybody who does." - VP Cheney re: Howard Dean)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
You can get poodle burgers at the dog show again? How about a bacon, cheese poodle burger?

Imagine these people reviewing the menus at aquariums in Norway and Japan where you can get baby seal burgers and whaleburgers. Never had a bacon, cheese whaleburger with an ice cold Kirin?

23 posted on 06/30/2005 8:48:09 AM PDT by Tacis ("Democrats - The Party of Traitors, Treachery and Treason!")
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

If God didn't intend for us to eat fish, then he wouldn't have made them so tasty.


24 posted on 06/30/2005 8:53:04 AM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (So? People in Hell want ice water.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

As I have posted previously on this board, I sometime envy losers like those "activists"...I mean to have so much free time worrying about NOTHING must be nice.


25 posted on 06/30/2005 10:18:52 AM PDT by BerniesFriend
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I didn't think they were able to see all that clearly through the distortion of the aquarium glass ... poor widdle fishees ...

26 posted on 06/30/2005 10:27:56 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

In Northern Kentucky (Cincinnati area) the Newport Aquarium is next door to a Mitchell's Fish Market.

http://www.newportonthelevee.com/mapsdirections/nolmaps.cfm

And the Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach, Florida has several seafood places around it.


27 posted on 06/30/2005 11:10:53 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Who Dey! Who Dey! Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Dem Bengals!)
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