People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals, or PETA, is one organization that boggles the imagination.  Ask the average person on the street if they know who PETA is, they'll likely say one of two things: "they are an animal rights group" or "I have no idea". If you like fur, meat or milk, you are their sworn enemy.

My one and only confrontation with them came at a circus a few years ago.  A woman who's name I have (thankfully) long forgotten cornered me for about five minutes and dressed me down about how foolish I was to promote the circus.  They were so mean to those elephants.  I tried to argue with the idiot, only to find myself with a migraine and an annoyed child.

Why anyone supports this group is beyond me.  They epitomize crazy.  And it's not that I don't like animals.  I really do.  I'm a dog guy.  I like dogs.  Well, most dogs.  Chihuahua's are annoying, quite frankly.  But I love my dogs.  I don't mistreat them.  They eat better than we do.  But I cannot get behind an organization that actually finds more value in the life of a fish than that of a human being

Case in point: Dina Kourda, resident of Irvine, California and a PETA representative, has written to the city of Irvine asking for a sign to be placed at the scene of an accident where fish were killed.  According to an article in the O C Register, Ms. Kourda, has taken up the cause of some sea bass who died in an unfortunate accident involving the truck that was hauling them off to market to be purchased and consumed by evil human creatures.   In her letter, Kourda states:

"Research tells us that fish use tools, tell time, sing, and have impressive long-term memories and complex social structures, yet fish used for food are routinely crushed, impaled, cut open, and gutted, all while still conscious. Sparing them from being tossed from a speeding truck and slowly dying from injuries and suffocation seems the least that we can do,"

Why do I have a feeling this research, if it actually occurred, was paid for by the taxpayers?  Just when I think I've heard the most ridiculous nonsense from PETA, they dumb it down even further.  Click here to see some of the other outrageous stunts by PETA.  Y'all enjoy.  I'm off to eat a steak and enjoy a tall glass of cows milk while wearing a fur coat.