Animal rights and wrongs

I can’t leave this topic alone. It is getting out of hand.

Now, there is a concerted effort to get people to write letters to the organizers of the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade to protest the appearance of a float depicting Shamu the killer whale. These people have gone nuts.

First of all, maybe these PETA types can afford to go out on sea-going vessels and pay thousands of dollars to see a killer whale in its natural setting, but most kids are lucky if they get to see one in captivity. And, maybe keeping one in captivity to be viewed helps the youngsters appreciate the one in the wild a little bit more.

This float is nothing more than a promotion for Sea World. It is not like the parade participants are dragging a dead whale through the streets of New York. I wish these activists could channel their efforts toward the unethical treatment of American citizens by its government. How about this – VETAC – Voter for Ethical Treatment of American Citizens? Of course we would probably have to get a 501 (c)(3) and therefore endure the wrath of the IRS and all the other agencies that have become the weapons of government.

Oops, I got off track. Easy to do these days.



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