PETA Angles for a Lighthouse

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Several historic lighthouses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico have been “excessed” by the National Parks Department and are now up for grabs, at no cost, to nonprofits and other eligible entities.

Of course, when we heard this, a light bulb lit up over our heads—a coastal lighthouse would be the perfect place for to set up the national headquarters for our Fish Empathy Project.

In hopes of luring Dan Wenk, acting director of the National Park Service, with our bid, we’ve written him a letter outlining some of the details of our proposed exhibit.

PETA’s center would feature educational displays proving that fish are intelligent animals who learn tasks, use tools, show affection, and feel pain when they are dragged from the sea in nets or impaled on hooks.

The lighthouse would also be home to the world’s first Fish Empathy Quilt, a 300-square-foot quilt that pays tribute to the billions of fish who are abused and killed every year—as well as a café serving delicious faux-fish sticks and other tasty fish-friendly foods.

We’ll let you know if he bites!

Written by Karin Bennett

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