PETA Protests Butterfly Release

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    LOS ANGELES -- There won't be a butterfly release at Saturday's conclusion of the Flight of the Butterfly Festival.

    The animal rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested the release of 1,000 butterflies, saying it was inhumane and cruel.

    Instead, festival organizers at the Lake Elsinore Outlets will float butterfly-shaped balloons.

    The outlet says it decided to scrub the butterfly release after receiving a letter from PETA requesting a more humane culmination to the event.

    PETA says such releases are used mostly for wedding celebrations and memorials. But a spokeswoman says butterflies have to struggle to get out of envelopes and boxes.

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    Unfreaking believable!
     
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    Strange story, lol...

    Putting butterflies in envelopes?

    That does sound sort of cruel.
     
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    -Not half as cruel as putting envelopes inside of butterflies.

    These guys need to get a life.
     
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    So would PETA rather keep the butterflies locked up?!?

    Morons.
     
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    I wonder what PETA does about ants, termites, and roaches.
     
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    And fungi, amoeba, and maggots. How about germs, bateria and parasites?
     
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    I wonder if a butterfly struggles to fly in the wind? Damn it something should be done about that!
     
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    HEY!I am a member of PETA and I think everyone should get on board!



















    People
    Eating
    Tasty
    Animals
    ;)
     
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    genetically stop their metamorphosis and they can remain safely disguised as caterpillers. No one wants a bunch of caterpillers released at their wedding
     
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    :teeth: That's funny.
     

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