Feeling Peckish?
September 19, 2002 4:52 AM   Subscribe

Feeling Peckish? Like a big bald eagle? Order one now! Humour might be one way of trying to protect endangered animals but the bushmeat trade is no joke and fighting it is damn difficult, probably as difficult as fighting world poverty. Does anyone else feel that these jokes just aren't funny anymore?
posted by MiguelCardoso (9 comments total)
When were they ever funny?
posted by batboy at 5:15 AM on September 19, 2002

"C'mon, everybody! We can save the seals if we all club together! Get it?! Club!"

I agree. Never very funny to begin with.
posted by UnReality at 5:34 AM on September 19, 2002

I have to admit that I laughed the first time that I saw an "I Love Animals...They're Delicious!" bumpersticker, but this is...dare I say it...beating a dead horse.
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:58 AM on September 19, 2002

Satire has a long tradition of offending sensibilities to make a more serious point. That being said, I don't find the site in question all that funny - it's a little too close to reality. Maybe if it had more puppies and kitties on the front page?
posted by madamjujujive at 6:19 AM on September 19, 2002

"It's the logging that's at the core of the problem. We would not have this dramatic increase in bush meat death and destruction if it weren't for the commercial logging," says Randy Hayes of the Rainforest Action Network.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:45 AM on September 19, 2002

this is...dare I say it...beating a dead horse.

Not that there's anything wrong with beating a dead horse.
posted by thebigpoop at 7:06 AM on September 19, 2002

I would like to see a world organization, similair to the National Park System but global in scope to protect land and animals.
posted by stbalbach at 7:34 AM on September 19, 2002

Peta People eating tasty animals
posted by batboy at 8:07 AM on September 19, 2002

Their price for a Komodo Dragon is a bargain! At least one-tenth the going black-market rate for a live Komodo. (I swear I am not making this up.)

It's not just primates in Africa. Turtles in southeast Asia are being damn near eaten to extinction, to the point where some people are actually arguing that they should collect as many turtles as they can for the pet trade to preserve the species. (Yes, they're serious, and I'm not making that up either.)
posted by mcwetboy at 9:54 AM on September 19, 2002

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