People For The Ethical Treatment Of…


GURNEE, Ill. (AP) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Six Flags Great America to scrap its Halloween-themed cockroach-eating promotion.
A spokeswoman for the animal rights organization says the contest at the amusement park’s FrightFest is “gratuitously cruel.”
The park in Gurnee, Ill., is joining other Six Flags parks in offering unlimited line-jumping privileges to anyone who eats a live Madagascar hissing cockroach. The bugs are up to three inches long.

They are beyond parody.

11 Responses to “People For The Ethical Treatment Of…”

  1. Satire is dead. And they’ve dug up and buggered the corpse.

  2. Damn! And I thought only drunk Marines ate cockroaches!

  3. Rob says:

    I agree. It is “gratuitously cruel”, but only to those who choose to watch it.

  4. Leaving out Third World indigenous tribes, of course.

  5. Cindermutha says:

    I’ve seen these loonies discuss the feelings of aquarium jellyfish. Yes, we did make fun of them.

  6. I’m sure your comments were stinging, CM.

  7. Nightfly says:

    Must have left them numb.

  8. Well, actually, making me think of people eating roaches is gratuitously cruel. I don’t think I will ever get over the trauma. Or be able to eat chocolate-covered raisins any more.
    That wasn’t what they meant? Oh.

  9. major dad says:

    I have to comment: In 1979 on my first visit to Okinawa I was a witness to a bet between two Marines, “20 bucks if you eat that cockroach”,of course the poor insect was picked up and forced into the gaping maw of a LCpl. Never will forget the fight that bug put up with it’s legs holding on to the lips of that Marine, refusing to go down but down it went with a faint crunch. That stupid LCpl spent three days in sickbay. The roaches in Oki lived in the open sewers common there and were big, like 2 1/2 to 3 inches long and would keep walking even if you stepped on them.

  10. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Wait until PETA hears about the worm eating tricks taught by the USAF survival school.

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