While the rest of the nation was worried about human suffering in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, our friends at PETA spent the day demanding a road sign memorializing dead fish. This is what they are proposing to erect at an intersection in Irvine, California:
A truckload of saltwater bass met its unfortunate demise on Oct. 11, when a container truck hit two other vehicles. The tanks holding the fish cracked, and many perished by the time first responders arrived. More of the bass met their doom when they fell to the ground after firefighters opened the truck.
Twitter users were moved to tears (of laughter) by the totally serious PETA crusade:
@peta thank you for the fish memorial story. I haven’t laughed so hard for ages…..oohhh, time to flip my steak
— Walt Sitar (@pavorNocturnis) October 30, 2012
PETA wants sign to memorialize fish killed in crash – I want sign to memorialize PETA stupiditym.ocregister.com/news/sign-3760…
— @christophil (@christophil) October 31, 2012
— Whitney Pitcher (@whitneypitcher) October 30, 2012
and they wonder why nobody takes them seriously..RT @upi:PETA member wants a sign acknowledging the death of a fish in a traffic accident
— Anon (@InfoSomniac2) October 30, 2012
— Christopher Coyle (@xmerlyn) October 30, 2012
THIS IS WHY THE WORLD THINKS PETA PEOPLE ARE CRAZY!goo.gl/uJJ9L
— Prophet6 (@prophetsix) October 30, 2012
@bretbaier How did you keep a straight face with the PETA fish story? Props to ya.
— April (@Aperson26) October 30, 2012
Others were flat-out offended, given the day’s truly tragic events.
— Abi M’Lebt (@abimlebt) October 30, 2012
— Madeleine McAulay (@m_mcaulay) October 30, 2012
Exit observation: Where were the fish headed? Well, they were on their way to market. Even some libs were shaking their heads at the melodrama over future fish tacos:
PETA’s most ridiculous campaign yet? huff.to/XVIU5l
— Huffington Post LA (@HuffPostLA) October 31, 2012
A better way to “honor” the tasty sea kittens? Heh:
PETA wants city to honor dead fish bit.ly/RuFuTl I honor dead fish with a side of tartar sauce – and hushpuppies
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 31, 2012