PETA wants memorial to dead fish. No, really.!/peta/status/263385227303469056

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…

— @christophil (@christophil) October 31, 2012

A memorial fish fry? RT @nro: PETA wants memorial for fish killed in Sandy

— 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

Really? Next PETA will want memorials for all the mosquitos and love bugs killed by… via @sfgate

— Christopher Coyle (@xmerlyn) October 30, 2012


— 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.

UNHUMANE: Over 40 Americans died from Hurricane Sandy & @peta is worried about a memorial for some dead fish #Peta #Animals #GoToHell

— Abi M’Lebt (@abimlebt) October 30, 2012

While we all worry about the Americans affected by #Sandy, @peta is worried about creating a memorial for the FISH that died. #facepalm

— 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?

— Huffington Post LA (@HuffPostLA) October 31, 2012

A better way to “honor” the tasty sea kittens? Heh:

PETA wants city to honor dead fish I honor dead fish with a side of tartar sauce – and hushpuppies

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 31, 2012

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