Hey, ‘Sea Kitten High’ … Don’t be Hatin’

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The design used on the T-shirts that we sent to Principal Morford
Sea Kittens t-shirt design

While America is cozying up to the idea of the Sea Kitten Revolution, apparently some people at Spearfish High School (aka “Sea Kitten High”) are just being grumps about the whole thing. I would think they’d have been honored when we suggested that they change the name of their school from Spearfish to Sea Kitten. I mean, it rolls off the tongue so much nicer, and it doesn’t promote the hideous abuse of our lil’ underwater friends.

The school’s sourpuss attitude went to a whole new level when Spearfish students created T-shirts that poke fun at our request for the name change. Pshaw.

Not ones to back down, we got our creative juices flowing and pumped out some very fine “Save the Sea Kittens” shirts, which we shipped off yesterday to Spearfish Principal Steve Morford, along with a letter urging him to provide them as an alternative to students who are sympathetic to the plight of sea kittens.

While the whole name-change request may be a bit tongue-in-cheek (Did you like the line about how it’s better to be tongue-in-cheek than have a hook in the mouth? Someone deserves a raise!), our message that our finned friends deserve compassion is certainly serious.

Haters, if you’re reading this, just note that all the proud “carnivores” who poked fun at my vegetarian ways when I was in high school are still living in their parents’ basement and have gained about 50 pounds each. Best of luck to you.

Written by Christine Doré

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