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POSTED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:31pm

UPDATED: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 7:45pm

If you don't believe this country is on the wrong track, listen to this.

A woman in California -- knock me over with a feather -- wants to build a memorial statue in the state for fish.

The Chicago Tribune reports a woman in Irvine, Calif., is asking her city to erect a memorial at the street corner where 1,600 pounds of live fish died last month, the result of a three-vehicle crash involving a container truck that was delivering them to a market.

Dina Kourda, a volunteer with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wrote to the Irvine Public Works Department to request that a sign be placed at the intersection - believed to have been saltwater bass.

The fish, the Orange County Register reported, were being hauled to a Ranch 99 Market, an Asian supermarket.

Kourda writes "Although such signs are traditionally reserved for human fatalities, I hope you'll make an exception because of the enormous suffering involved in this case, in order to remind drivers that all animals - whether they're humans, basset hounds or bass - value their lives and feel pain."

"The proposed sign would also remind tractor-trailer drivers of their responsibility to the thousands of animals who are hauled to their deaths every day," Kourda wrote.

She wrote that the sign should be placed at the edge of the right-of-way, at a spot far from the road, as to prevent it from interfering with traffic.

Craig Reem, a spokesman for Irvine, said he was not familiar with the city's procedure for dealing with such a request.

But, he added, "I do think it's fair to say we have no plans to erect a memorial."

I don't think I even need to say what I'm thinking.

But, you know my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Yop miserable Texans are not seeing the plight of the goup PETA>.They want the ethical treatment of animals. You Texans are among the WORST offenders because you even raise BEEF for eating .This poor helpless fish was just minding its own business when BOOM it gets tangled up in what is killing this World.
PETA even has a Court Case trying to get voting rights &inheritance rights for dogs.
How mean you Texans are
. I am so glad you are in Texas. California has enuf problems w/o you!!

POV is mining the bottom of the barrel on this one...why report on such a dip-stick bit of fluff? This is tripe (no fish intended) and nothing but a minor blip on the radar...but this reader has come to believe that up to 97% of what POV drivels on about is either radical, laughable, slanderous, hateful and/or of no interest...i.e., lame stories such as the one above.

Then why bother to comment if not to read your own everyday complaints. Like when you called white people racist rednecks when the black girl pour lighter fluid on herself and wrote KKK on her car. How quick you were to show your racism.

Take her to Rusk or Bellevue in NYC. That is where she belongs, or perhaps China. Maybe they will buy this nonsense. NOT!

....and while I come to think of if. I believe that any of our media, Hollywood stars and politicians that are so in love with Communism should spend at least five years in a Communist country without any money that they already have. Then they can come back to America and see how well they have it hear. Are you listening Al Gore, Ashley Judd, Joy Behar ad infinitum

Somebody needs to take this woman's medical marijuana prescription away, next she'll be blaming hurricanes on man made global warming.

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