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PETA: Free Paul the Psychic Octopus

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by overedge, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. overedge

    overedge not your emotional support turkey

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  2. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

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    Well, people were threatening to turn him into calamari....

    :p

    Please don't turn this into another "let's all bash PETA" thread....
     
  3. LordCirque

    LordCirque Well-Known Member

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    Shows how smart some of them are, Calamari is squid not octopus :p

    I have no problem with PETA for the most part. They get a little extreme at times, but honestly, I don't know an activist group that doesn't at some point in time. I support a lot of their stances though, even if I do eat meat and occasionally wear leather.
     
  4. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    Yes, let's set free an elderly, captive-born animal into the ocean. Sounds like PETA has his best interests in mind :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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  6. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).

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    I wish PETA were against the exploitation of women too, instead of proponents of it. Maybe then I could take them more seriously.
     
  7. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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  8. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Well it would be better if the aquarium didn't put Mr. Octopus in captivity in the first place, don't you think? Now the aquarium will find another poor octopus to be captured to take Mr. Octo place. No, I'm not a member of PETA :)
     
  9. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    Granted, Mr. Bob was a fairly small octopus when he was captured and could have been eaten by a number of things. The aquarium was probably a good place as any for a little octopus to grow big and strong. :)

    Plus at least Mr. Bob was doing a public service, being on display in a science center. It's not like Paris Hilton kept him in her mansion. :lol:
     
  10. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather see an octopus picking sports heroes than being thrown onto the ice during hockey games! Not that either would likely be the choice an octopus would make!
     
  11. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    Oh dear PETA. Making idiots of themselves again.
     
  12. *Jen*

    *Jen* Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  13. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Since there's food inside both boxes, doesn't Paul just jump to the box that's closest to him? And after he finished dining on one box does he then get to eat what's inside the other box also?

    Greek octopus salad is yum, yum good.