Taking down your fishin' pole and meeting Dad at the fishin' hole has become an ominous pastime, at least according to those at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Fox News reported last night that PETA has published an anti-fishing comic book titled "Your Daddy Kills Animals!" and would like to distribute it to kids in schools.
Shamelessly designed to pit children against their fishermen fathers and their "violent," "bloody" outdoor activity, the comic book informs youngsters: ... "Everyone knows that killing is wrong - but some people forget about that when the victims look a little bit different from us. Since your daddy is teaching you the wrong lessons about right and wrong, you should teach him that fishing is killing and killing is wrong." The "pro-fish" organization goes on to warn: "Until your daddy learns that it's not 'fun' to kill, keep your doggies and kitties away from him. He's so hooked on killing defenseless animals that they could be next!"
It's obvious that the next, most logical step for PETA would be to call for an all-out boycott of "The Andy Griffith Show." After all, every single episode begins with Andy and Opie heading off for another gruesome, murderous adventure at Myers Lake.