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Thursday, April 15, 2010

PETA Targets Live Octopus New York!

Live octopus are apparently being served LIVE in some New York restaurants. Good grief! Octopus are highly intelligent creatures...not that ANY creature should suffer like this. PETA is arguing that this practice violates New York's anti-cruelty laws.

It's apparently a practice around the world. This link has a video with some examples.

1 comment:

Khakjaan Wessington said...

Manifesto of a Militant Vegan Bio-Engineer [Today's News Poem, April 17, 2010]
“Pet activists from Austin to Corpus Christi and Victoria launched recently an emotion-charged campaign. They bombarded local politicians, animal shelter leaders, the newspaper and others with calls to ban the gassing of unwanted pets.”
– GABE SEMENZA, Victoria Advocate, April 17, 2010 at 2:15 p.m.
“Hundreds of dead animals have been found at a home in Marion County and another 400 live animals have been rescued”
– Victoria Benchimol, ABC Action News 1:32 pm April 17, 2010

Perpetual, the holocaust consumes
The lives of zebrafish, of cats in labs!
The monster made of claw and teeth assumes
That tender tendons, hair and muscle-slabs
Enjoy the murder. Meat is murderous:
The eating—true—but flesh will kill in kind.
Since eating's cycle's just too barbarous—
Because we love all life we'll have to find
A way to replicate the paragons
Of living with sustainability:
The trees and other plants that drink the dawn
And photosynthesize with no hostility.
To always mate (like trees): what joy we'd bring!
To worship fire, first burn-up everything.