From the category of “Well, duh” comes this story out of Copenhagen: A Danish journalist was found guilty this week of deliberately killing 12 guppies and, logically, of violating animal protection laws.
In an effort to demonstrate the toxicity level of a shampoo, TV host Lisbeth Koelster poured shampoo into an aquarium and, lo and behold, almost all the guppies were poisoned to death.
I’d say that’s about as far from protection as you can get.
Of course, the journalist’s lawyer argued that the charges were erroneous—I guess sea kittens don’t warrant protection? “Fish are killed by suffocation in industrial fisheries and we throw live lobsters into boiling water,” he said, “but we don’t press charges against fishermen or restaurant owners.”
Well! If that doesn’t just give us ideas ….
Written by Amanda Schinke