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Old 02-21-08, 09:44 AM
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Stupid Lady Changes Last Name to Fishinghurts

http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=10881

PETA Member Wants People to Remember the 'Forgotten Animal' Every Time They Hear Her Name

For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2008

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Flagstaff, Ariz. - What's in a name? Just ask 21-year-old Flagstaff resident Rachel Feather, who is changing her legal name to FishingHurts. Although she requested the name FishingHurts.com--after PETA's anti-fishing Web site--a judge denied the ".com" suffix. So Feather decided to take the judge up on the offer to allow her to change her name to FishingHurts, and she intends to ask friends, family members, and acquaintances to call her FishingHurts.com anyway. Why the focus on fish? Feather--who went vegetarian on a dare from her friends after viewing an investigation on factory farms when she was 13--calls fish the "forgotten animal." She points out that fish experience stress and pain, just like chickens, cows, pigs, cats, and dogs.

When fish are dragged from the ocean's depths, they undergo excruciating decompression. Many slowly suffocate, are crushed to death, or are cut up while still alive on ships' decks. On fish farms, they are stuffed into tanks so tightly that they can barely move. They stew in a toxic bath of feces, chemicals, and antibiotics until they are slaughtered. "Sport" fishing also causes suffering. Besides enduring the pain caused by hooks, a high percentage of fish caught in catch-and-release tournaments die within a matter of days.

Fish and Fisheries has cited more than 500 research papers on fish intelligence that prove that fish can use tools and have impressive long-term memories and sophisticated social structures. They develop relationships and communicate with each other, have individual personalities, and grieve when their companions die.

"I hope that by changing my name, people will be inspired to trade in their fishing rods for hiking boots and their fish sandwiches for veggie burgers," says the soon-to-be FishingHurts, who grew up in a family of hunters but whose sister and mother are now vegan and vegetarian, respectively. "Fish should be respected, not mutilated on hooks or dragged up from the sea. I'll remind people of that every time they say or read my name."

For more information, please visit PETA's Web site FishingHurts.com.
This woman is a complete moron. I hope everywhere she goes, people make fun of her. What kind of a fucking retard would do this to themselves, how could you respect her?
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Old 02-21-08, 09:59 AM
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Mmmmm, fish! While I respect her right to her opinion, and her zeal to stand by her convictions, I find this particular sort of tactic pretty silly. In her honor, I will have a Wendy's Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich for lunch today, and possibly some grilled salmon this weekend.
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Old 02-21-08, 10:14 AM
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I wonder if she is one of those people who parade around telling people do not eat meat.
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Didn't Heather Mills try something like this recently and get the royal smackdown from the Otters?

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It could have been worse. She could have changed one letter.....
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Hmm, I need to see a photo of this 21 y/o in question.
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Old 02-21-08, 10:38 AM
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I bet she is fugly. Hot chicks do not need to do stuff like this for attention.
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Hmm, I need to see a photo of this 21 y/o in question.
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Originally Posted by Mole177
I wonder if she is one of those people who parade around telling people do not eat meat.

Is the Pope Catholic?
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
It could have been worse. She could have changed one letter.....
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This thread should give you some hope, Bandoman. Or should I say, Enormous Genitals.
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*runs to courthouse to change name*
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Old 02-21-08, 12:21 PM
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Citing a precedent set several weeks ago by a judge who shortened a woman's name from 'FishingHurts.com' to merely 'FishingHurts,' an area judge officially changed a man's name from his preferred choice to 'Mous Genitals.'
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Old 02-21-08, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mole177
I wonder if she is one of those people who parade around telling people do not eat meat.
[Lisa Simpson]You don't have to eat meat! I've made enough gazpacho for all![/Lisa Simpson]
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
It could have been worse. She could have changed one letter.....
That's how I read the thread title. This thread did not deliver.
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Honestly, does she really think that by changing her name, and looking/sounding like an ass, anyone is going to give a shit about eating fish any more or less than they do now? If anything this thread made me hungry for fish.
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I had some sushi for lunch because of this news.
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Old 02-21-08, 05:33 PM
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Gonna change my name to "PhishingHurts".
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Originally Posted by General Zod
Gonna change my name to "PhistingHurts".
FIXED

I'm changing mine to Lumpsumtaker
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this girl has underarm hair, wears a lot of homemade knit clothing, and smells of patchouli.
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