by William Teach | June 11, 2009 8:00 am
How many people have read the book F.I.S.H.? If you haven’t, and you work in an office, a retail store, with lots of people, you really should, whether you are a supervisor or at the bottom of the food chain. Make your boss read it. Live it. Love it. It creates the atmosphere which sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer writes about in “Customer Satisfaction Is Worthless, Customer Loyalty Is Priceless.” And customers are internal, as well.
Of course, we all aren’t going to be throwing fish around to create a memorable customer experience and excitement in a dull, dreary, and smelly job. And now PETA wants to make sure that others can’t enjoy it, either
A PETA protest over a scheduled fish tossing exhibition at an upcoming veterinarians’ convention in Seattle may have paid dividends.
The chief executive of the American Veterinary Medical Association says they are reconsidering the demonstration.
PETA heard that the American Veterinary Medical Association asked some Pike Place Market fish throwers to be the opening act for their July 10 convention at the convention center.
Ron DeHaven, chief executive of the AVMA says his organization thought having one of Seattle’s top tourist attractions — the fish-throwers at the Pike Place Fish Market — come to the event would be a great “team-building experience.”
But PETA sent a letter to the association saying people who care about animals are appalled fish would be treated as toys.
“We think it sends a terrible message to the public when veterinarians call it fun to toss around the corpses of animals,” said Lindsay Rajt, a PETA spokeswoman in Norfolk, Va. “I think that PETA and the public would agree with us that veterinarians should be promoting compassion and not callousness toward animals.”
They’re fish. Not animals. Maybe they should get some body builders and throw PETA members, stick thin and underdeveloped from not having a proper balanced diet, around.
When asked why would there be such a fuss since the fish are already dead, Rajt replied:
“Fish feel pain and fear just like dogs and cats do and I don’t think the AVMA would dare take part in the dead kitten toss. Really, morally, there is no difference between throwing around dead kittens and throwing around dead fish.”
PETA has offered to replace all the dead animals with rubber fish instead.
They’re fish. This is why people think PETA is generally composed of wackos, and why many do no take environmental causes seriously. We aren’t talking about shooting kittens out of cannons for the best score (737 feet!), after all.
BTW, people actually treat Pike’s Peak seafood market like a tourist attraction. Not pimpin’ F.I.S.H., but, here is a great video.
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