RE: NANFA-- Natives should get TV exposure

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 19:44:32 -0700

I'm rather fuzzy about the details on this, but a couple years ago I read a
story about a guy who publicly claimed he went on vacation for something
like 2 weeks, and left his aquarium fish unattended and unfed for that
period of time. Some group (I don't know which; PETA possibly?) heard his
statement and sued him for cruelty to animals!

He went to court, spent a lot of money defending himself, and was then
exonerated when he or his lawyer found a pamphlet stating it was okay to
leave fish unfed for that period of time.

And now, the rest of the story...

The group who had written the pamplet was the same one that had sued him!

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of > Sent: Friday, September 15, 2000 6:59 PM > To: > Subject: Re: NANFA-- Natives should get TV exposure > > > In a message dated 9/14/00 11:32:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > writes: > > << I read not too long ago that they picketed the New > England Aquarium for allowing caterers to serve shrimp at > functions held at > the > Aquarium. Little did the PETArds realize that the very same > restaurant-quality > shrimp are fed to the Aquarium's animals residents every day! >> > > If they had their way the New England Aquarium would be immediately > dismantled and all of the inhabitants released into the nearest body of > water, regardless of whether or not the inhabitants were native > to that body > of water or not. They probably didn't want the shrimp in question > to be fed to the animals either.

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