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PETA Wants School To Punish Boys Who Ate Live Fish
AP ^ | October 5, 2005 | Staff

Posted on 10/05/2005 6:09:54 AM PDT by Millee

A couple of Washington state teens are in a bit of trouble for eating seafood, of sorts.

Two boys swallowed live goldfish during an assembly at Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way. A school district spokeswoman said the kids were apparently fulfilling a promise they made if one was elected a class officer.

The boys got a stern talking-to and a letter to their parents.

But some animal rights activists feel the boys should be in hot water for eating live fish. A spokeswoman for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the stunt deserves harsher punishment. PETA said killing fish in the name of school spirit is unacceptable.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: animalwhackos; peta; prank; sushi
LOL! If I were their parents I'd frame that letter and take them to Red Lobster for dinner.
1 posted on 10/05/2005 6:09:55 AM PDT by Millee
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To: Millee

"Come and get me, PETA!"

2 posted on 10/05/2005 6:11:52 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Millee

Powder..Patch..Ball FIRE!

If it means I could gig PETAmites I'd eat a live fish in public just to see the expression on their faces...


3 posted on 10/05/2005 6:13:33 AM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: Cagey

These people need jobs. Way too much time on their hands.


4 posted on 10/05/2005 6:13:48 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: Millee

Last year PETA was running a campaign to shut down fish n' chips shops in the UK.

What a bunch of loons.


5 posted on 10/05/2005 6:14:30 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Millee

PETA is just down right goofy. Sort a like Cindy Sheehan or whatever...


6 posted on 10/05/2005 6:14:41 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: Millee
I think they should be forced to eat life PETA members. As many as possible.
7 posted on 10/05/2005 6:16:29 AM PDT by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: Millee

"From my cold, dead hands".

8 posted on 10/05/2005 6:17:23 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Millee

I'd make sure the PETA people kept away from my kids too ~ we have more than one story out there about PETA members engaging in or supporting sex with animals. Lord only knows what PETA would want those kids to do with a live fish.


9 posted on 10/05/2005 6:18:51 AM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again? How'bout a double sarcasm for this one)
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To: Millee

Perhaps PETA would have liked them to KILL the fish first!........I mean, Do FISH that eat OTHER FISH kill them first ?..........


10 posted on 10/05/2005 6:19:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: Millee

These people are seriously unhinged. One day we will have to confront ELF/ALF/PETA etc. with some formality.


11 posted on 10/05/2005 6:19:52 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Stuck on Genius)
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To: Millee
But some animal rights activists feel the boys should be in hot water for eating live fish. A spokeswoman for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the stunt deserves harsher punishment. PETA said killing fish in the name of school spirit is unacceptable.

Send these losers to Tokyo and buy them dinner one of the upscale Roppongi restaurants like Kani Seryna. Live shrimp is on the menu.

12 posted on 10/05/2005 6:28:56 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: Millee

Well, yogurt contains live bacteria. I'll bet these freaks eat yogurt (at least douche with it) so proof again they are just hypocrites.


13 posted on 10/05/2005 6:30:14 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Wanna be on my CE ping list? Say the word!)
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To: Millee

It is really good that these idiots unite under one banner and identify themselves so we won't have to discern who is an idiot in public. Too bad they dont all wear PETA shirts for idenity. Their spokes idiot is cute though.


14 posted on 10/05/2005 6:30:22 AM PDT by right right
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To: Millee

As a lover of clams and oysters on the half-shell, I guess I'm next.


15 posted on 10/05/2005 6:31:41 AM PDT by Roccus (Able Danger? What's an Able Danger?)
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To: Millee

We did observations of earthworms in my science class. One of the students wanted to know if he could eat a worm when we we finished with the class ( ALIVE). I said OK if you bring in a note from home . He did. He ate the worm( made sure it was a BIG one) , and washed it down with a Snapple. He became a legend in his own time ( in 6th grade ).


16 posted on 10/05/2005 6:32:58 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade
I had to dissect a live earthworm for Zoology in college. I just couldn't get past sticking the pins in it and watching it squirm. That's when I decided the biological sciences were not for me. Especially since my professor taught a whole bunch of other classes I had to take and he despised me for my reaction. (He made it VERY clear.) Smashing up the fruit flies in genetics didn't help either.
17 posted on 10/05/2005 6:40:13 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Red Badger
Will PETA seek to punish bears?
18 posted on 10/05/2005 6:43:02 AM PDT by ol painless (ol' painless is out of the bag)
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To: Millee

Amen. All the fish and stake you boys can eat!

PETA = Morons


19 posted on 10/05/2005 6:50:31 AM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Cagey
Dear PETA:

How many dogs have you gassed and thrown into dumpsters behind malls lately? I used to think you were just some looneytunes who were incapable of connecting with other human beings, so you decided to help animals. I now know that you are a sinister bunch of domestic terrorists who are not interested in animal welfare at all, rather you seek power through intimidation and publicity stunts such as the one contained in the above article.
You people stink. You are the worst of humanity.

Also, please be aware that I am using a photo of your RI billboard depicting the Madonna holding a dead chicken as my annual Christmas postcards. Every politician who has ever even acknowledged your rotten organization is going to get my Christmas greeting.


Your friend in Jesus Christ,
ishabibble
20 posted on 10/05/2005 6:51:40 AM PDT by ishabibble
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To: Millee

"Todd Beamer High School"

You gotta be kidding me...


21 posted on 10/05/2005 6:57:28 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Millee
If the school caves in to PETA's demands, Washingtonians should have an anti-PETA "gulp-in", where goldfish are swallowed wholesale in protest. Those who are too squeamish to do it themselves can bring a dog; it's not like the fish will know the difference.
22 posted on 10/05/2005 7:01:25 AM PDT by Physicist
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To: Millee

23 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:27 AM PDT by Physicist
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To: ol painless

Okay, you hold 'em and I'll spank 'em..........


24 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: Millee
LOL! If I were their parents I'd frame that letter and take them to Red Lobster for dinner.

Excellent idea! Mmmm, Red Lobster. Makes me want to go, too.

So by what authority does Peta make this demand? LOL, are they the great and powerful Peta, all must obey? Sounds like they want revenge on the evil humans for harming the gentle goldfish, rather than 'suitable punishment'. Goldfish who would be readily gobbled up by larger fish if left in the 'wild'.

25 posted on 10/05/2005 7:22:45 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: Cagey
I think they are prejudiced towards vertebrates. What about all the bacteria killed by these evil boys' immune system every day?
26 posted on 10/05/2005 7:27:02 AM PDT by exDemocratbutnotRepubican
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To: Millee

I think his bowels will punish him enough.


27 posted on 10/05/2005 7:27:43 AM PDT by counterpunch
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To: Red Badger

Does PETA protest outside of "Fear Factor" tapings?
Do they launch lawsuits against the people who eat live things on that show? No, at least not that I have heard.

Keep these PETA perverts away from schools and School children. There should be a restraining order nation wide against all PETA people keeping them at least a mile away from school property.


28 posted on 10/05/2005 7:30:12 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Millee
Unprocessed fish sticks.....drooool!
29 posted on 10/05/2005 7:35:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Robert Heinlein)
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To: metmom
"I had to dissect a live earthworm for Zoology in college. I just couldn't get past sticking the pins in it and watching it squirm."

I take it you don't bait your own hook when you go fishing? LoL! Neither will my wife.

30 posted on 10/05/2005 7:43:29 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Millee

hey, i've done this, how come peta didn't come after me?


31 posted on 10/05/2005 7:47:26 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: Millee

PETA.... WE ARE THE TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN... You may not like it, but fact is, if we weren't you pansy pu$$ies would be the first ones eaten.


32 posted on 10/05/2005 7:50:16 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Millee

Well...on THAT note...I'm for sure...going deer hunting later today..!!


33 posted on 10/05/2005 7:53:12 AM PDT by Osage Orange (People will never fail to disappoint you.......)
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To: Millee

see: PETA Kills
Posted by QwertyKPH
On News/Activism 06/26/2005 8:09:23 AM EDT


34 posted on 10/05/2005 7:55:37 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: Millee

Or maybe a sushi bar?


35 posted on 10/05/2005 7:56:53 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: metmom

We didn't dissect them . Watched how they responded to stimuli. The rest of the critters ended up in my garden doing what they do best . Makin' Earth .The one that didn't make it fell prey as if a bird ate it .(Bad)Luck of the draw.


36 posted on 10/05/2005 8:18:15 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Millee

"PETA said killing fish in the name of school spirit is unacceptable."

So tricking animal shelters into giving you a bunch of dogs so you can kill them and dump their bodies in a dumpster is ok?


37 posted on 10/05/2005 8:36:20 AM PDT by Adiemus
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To: Millee

These (P)ain (I)n (T)he (A)rs fools really know how to push my buttons!

38 posted on 10/05/2005 9:02:27 AM PDT by MarineBrat (When it rains, New Orleans makes its own gravy.)
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To: Millee

Maybe they prefer their fish "raw and wriggling."


39 posted on 10/05/2005 12:56:57 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Nathan Zachary

I don't go fishing.


40 posted on 10/05/2005 7:30:38 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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Lol this one actually made me laugh pretty hard, no my mom didn't, but that would have been good. Yeah i got a very "stern talking" ...not no my parents didnt get a letter .. haha this is all quite amusing to me, love your guys comments. I just kept my promise from last year, and my friend heard about it and said hey ill do it with you, dont want u up there all by yourself. yeah it was pretty gross.. and no it didnt hurt my bowel movement hahaha, and no i dont have ring worms.. my mom just said no im not allowing you to write a letter apologizing for it, so i never really did.. lol gosh PETA, PETA, PETA.. oh PS i had sushi today, and didnt get someone mad at me for it, Whoo hoo!
41 posted on 10/19/2005 7:53:54 PM PDT by Goldfish
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