When I saw this, at first I thought it was another spoof from “The Babylon Bee”.
In its new crusade for veganism, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has rushed to the defense of oysters and other bivalves, insisting they should be respected and never eaten.
“Oysters are never vegan,” PETA announced in a short video presentation on Twitter Saturday. “Bivalves are animals that deserve our consideration and should never be eaten or used in any other way.”
In its attempt to tug at the heartstrings of possible sympathizers, PETA underscored the cruelty with which oysters are treated just to feed undeserving human beings.
“Their shells are torn open and their bodies are cut up,” the video proclaimed.
“Oysters can sense danger and hide inside their shells.
Somehow I have to think that splashing cocktail sauce and Worcestershire on them just prior to sucking ’em down is the high point of their lives.