PETA’s ‘topless mermaids’ protest fish in Fargo
Minnesota News | September 27, 2012
You won’t typically see too many mermaids in North Dakota, about as far from the ocean as you can get. So when two were imported to downtown Fargo on Thursday, they drew some attention.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals brought two young protesters posing as topless mermaids to town as a palatable way to push a vegan diet on the meat-loving masses, the Fargo Forum reports. The pair held signs that read “Sea Life, Not Seafood,” posed for pictures and encouraged passersby to stop eating meat – including fish.
A PETA press release says: “Scientific studies show that fish are intelligent, sensitive animals who experience pain and fear when they are hooked or netted and pulled from the water.”
PETA has launched similar topless mermaid efforts in San Francisco and Rhode Island.
A few reactions:
Someone please tell me that they threw fish sticks at @peta while they were in Fargo today.
— Emily(@FateUndecided) September 27, 2012
Just ordered the cheeseburgers to hand out at the PETA rally they are holding in downtown Fargo today. C/burgers and half naked women#:-)
— TomBecka (@TomBecka) September 27, 2012