Wilderness re: The Day in WTF
posted by April 28 at 14:44 PMon
Look, PETA. It’s fine if you want to post a $2,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person who has been shooting blow darts at pigeons downtown.
I’m not sure hunting pigeons with blow darts is illegal, but if you want to burn a couple grand to find out, that’s your business.
But don’t let your spokespeople (like Tori Perry, quoted in today’s Times) say dumb, dumb things like:
“This is just a horrifying case… Someone who would do this to an animal is a short step away from doing this to a human being.”
You don’t know that, Tori. Maybe, maybe—if we find out the blowgunner is just being cruel.
But maybe he or she is just after dinner. Maybe he or she is like my great-uncle Angelo who, when he arrived in Massachusetts from Italy, used to hunt pigeons in the park to make sopa coada. (Which mortally embarrassed his nephew/my uncle John, who was afraid his friends would see fresh-off-the-boat Angelo creeping around the park with a big net while they played football. Ain’t that America, etc.)
So, Tori, are you accusing my uncle Angelo of being a psychopath? Are you suggesting that immigrants whose culinary tastes differ from yours are psychopaths?
Are you, Ms. PETA, perhaps guilty of a little xenophobia? Maybe even a little racism?
Hm? Are you?