Reality Funnier Than Fiction

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, November 18, 2004

Reality Funnier Than Fiction

November 18, 2004

Reality is often funnier than fiction.

Take the latest missive from people for the ethical treatment of animals - PETA.

PETA's latest campaign is designed to persuade people that fish are intelligent, sensitive animals no more deserving of being eaten than a cat or dog.

This is a campaign that will be swimming upstream against strong currents.

The American Heart Association recommends fish as part of a healthy diet.

Some academics say it is wrong to portray the intelligence and pain sensitivity of fish as comparable to mammals.

It's called the empathy project and PETA will challenge the conventional wisdom that fish don't feel pain when they are caught and killed.

I wish they would turn their resources and attention to unborn babies, which do feel pain when they are aborted.

Liberals always need a cause to make them appear and feel moral, even while they are ignoring immoralities directed at human beings, such as the unborn.

The whole campaign sounds, well, rather fishy to me.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington. 

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.