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    Default PETA upset with goldfish racing...

    A new bar game that involves goldfish and spray bottles is attracting new customers and criticism. KRQE reports.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/...ce.krqe?hpt=T2

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists.

    Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.

    Bartender Joel Cummings told KIRO-FM the fish were cared for when they weren't racing but occasionally they would pass away.

    After complaints by phone and email, the Harmon Tap Room replaced goldfish racing with beer pong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    A new bar game that involves goldfish and spray bottles is attracting new customers and criticism. KRQE reports.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists.

    Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.

    Bartender Joel Cummings told KIRO-FM the fish were cared for when they weren't racing but occasionally they would pass away.

    After complaints by phone and email, the Harmon Tap Room replaced goldfish racing with beer pong.
    Beer pong is probably a lot more fun anyway.
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    I went to a bar that had goldfish racing once, it was pretty lame. PETA is still nuts though.

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    What if they just changed the name to 'animal companion racing'?
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    I used to belong to PETA, but with the weird attention grabbing stuff they were doing, I allowed my membership to lapse.

    they are missing the forest for the trees, and in the process causing themselves to lose support from people like me.

    the various SPCA's, Tony LaRussas ARF, Humane Society of the United States, In Defense of Animal, and Actors and Others for Animals and many many more animal charities that are listed at www.charitynavigator.org do a good job and deserve public support

    PETA stinks, once you get on their mailing list, it's a tidal waive of charities begging for money....to their credit, they do not spend a bunch on money on salaries, but still...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.
    Perhaps they would be less upset if the bar had a lionfish(or whatever else these goldfish are typical food for) in a tank that patrons could toss their 'entries' into the tank and see which one lasted the longest. Last one alive is the winner. Kind of like the race...except instead of torturing the goldfish with a squirt bottle, they happily serve their duty in the foodchain.

    I'd bet PETA would go for it.
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    I used to belong to PETA, but with the weird attention grabbing stuff they were doing, I allowed my membership to lapse.


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    Shocking Photos: PETA's Secret Slaughter of Kittens, Puppies

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    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization that publicly claims to represent the best interest of animals -- indeed their "ethical treatment."

    Yet approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA's front door every year and very few make it out alive. The vast majority -- 96 percent in 2011 -- exit the facility out the back door after they have been killed, when Pet Cremation Services of Tidewater stops by on their regular visits to pick up their remains.

    Between these visits, the bodies are stored in the giant walk-in freezer PETA installed for this very purpose. It is a freezer that cost $9,370 and, like the company which incinerates the bodies of PETA's victims, was paid for with the donations of animal lovers who could never have imagined that the money they donated to help animals would be used to end their lives instead.

    In fact, in the last 11 years, PETA has killed 29,426 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other domestic animals.
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    How many fuckin whisky sours would you have to drink to think, "Ohhhhh Goldfish racing?!?!? That sounds awesome!!!!!"

    Im not a fan of all of PETA's protests but I agree with this just based on the pure stupidity of the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
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    After complaints by phone and email, the Harmon Tap Room replaced goldfish racing with beer pong.



    Actually laughed out loud with that closing paragraph. It's like, "Well that was fun while it lasted. Alright, break out the pong. Who's got first game?"
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    Snail racing looks to be a thing of the past, anyway. Genetic research has proved that snails are getting slower...Something to do with the amount of carbon dioxide they excrete, and natural selection.

    I dunno, I suppose it must make sense to geneticists, although I would have thought that being a speedy snail was the way to go to survive - more likely to avoid being stepped on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    A new bar game that involves goldfish and spray bottles is attracting new customers and criticism. KRQE reports.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/...ce.krqe?hpt=T2

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists.

    Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.

    Bartender Joel Cummings told KIRO-FM the fish were cared for when they weren't racing but occasionally they would pass away.

    After complaints by phone and email, the Harmon Tap Room replaced goldfish racing with beer pong.
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