"What The Eff?" Wednesday: Monster Pets Protest
I know it’s Tuesday, but I’m brimming with what the eff-ness today so I gotta put this up early.
My photographer friend and I went to Monster Pets on Delaware Avenue to buy a scorpion and tarantula so that he could take some Discovery Channel-style photos. On our way out we saw this nonsense. There were five or six protesters, one of which was on crutches, another of which was an old lady, and all of which looked like they don’t use shampoo. “They’re treating the animals terribly in there!” one granola-type exclaimed as she handed us a flyer explaining how they cruelly hold mice by the tail to move them from cage to cage and the dangers of “puppy mills,” where Monster Pets gets its animals. Being raised by a veterinarian, I happen to know that dogs HAVE to be bred somehow – what are you supposed to do, send two dogs out for dinner and a movie and hope nature takes its course? But I didn’t say anything until the guy to the left had the nerve to start telling us about how ideal his vegan lifestyle is. I am looking at your belly hanging over your pants and you expect me to believe you’re a vegan? Clearly it hasn’t quite paid off for him. Meanwhie this stupid girl has herself stuffed into a cage wearing a puppy mask in 80 degree weather. I like animals and all but give me a break. This is an example of something you have to be pretty lame to spend Saturday morning doing. Michael Vick, if you’re out there holla back.