An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
An Orange County woman has asked the city of Irvine to erect a sign honoring hundreds of truck crash victims — who were fish.
About 1,600 pounds of saltwater bass died on Oct. 11 when a container truck hauling them to market got into a three-way crash.
Dina Kourda, a local volunteer with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wrote the head of street maintenance requesting a sign at the intersection to honor the fish.
Kourda’s letter notes that while roadside memorials traditionally honor human beings, she hopes an exception will be made to remind drivers that all animals — in her words — “value their lives and feel pain.”
Irvine spokesman Craig Reem tells the Los Angeles Times that no memorial is planned.
Is there something in the water out there? Is it an epidemic or some sort? Perhaps someone dropped some acid in her soy latte’? A few ‘shrooms in her granola? There just doesn’t seem to be a rational explanation for such people. THEY ARE FISH! It’s called food! They were on their way to the market to get whacked! They don’t think! Their value is as nourishment…if ya like fish. And if they actually do feel pain, I haven’t yet heard one say so!
Jeeeeeeez! Thankfully, someone in Irvine has a wee bit of sense!