Tue, 06 Mar 2001
Dear Mr Wonderful,
Why do so many animal activists so often wear leather shoes? Why do ornithologists eat chicken so often?
Sierra Club Sandwich
Dear PETA Pocket,
You know who really abuses the leather gear? Cows. Born with calfskin boots, most of 'em.
And those minks! Constantly parading around in fur. There oughts ta be a law.
So anyway, I imagine that animal rights activists just want to emulate their fuzzy little friends. Either that, or they acknowledge that cows are dumb, ugly and not in any danger of extinction whatsoever so why not use their hides for durable clothing until the day we can make chaps from the skin of rich white folk.
Ornithologists eat chicken because it tastes good. Not as stringy as bald eagle and much less gamey than spotted owl. Why would you expect different? There's no rule that says just because you've made a lifelong study of something, you can't eat it. After all, Mister Wonderful... well, you know the rest.