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Second appeal: Please Urge Texas Bar to Ditch Cruel Live-Fish ‘Shots’

September 11, 2013
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BACKGROUND

Hoping to draw in customers, Redneck Heaven Restaurant & Bar in Texas, with locations in Lewisville, Forth Worth, and Arlington, reportedly offers a drink called the “Minnow Bomb,” which is made by forcing live fish into shot glasses filled with liquor for customers to swallow. This is not only dangerous to humans because of potential parasite and disease (salmonella) transmission but also exceedingly cruel to the tiny animals forced to endure this agonizing experience. Fish are complex beings who possess personalities, form bonds and communicate with each other, grieve when others are lost, and, according to experts, have a huge capacity for suffering. Being roughly handled, immersed in alcohol, and consumed alive is an undoubtedly horrific ordeal for these defenseless creatures who have no means of escape. They need your voice now!

Please politely urge Redneck Heaven to stop this cruelty. And forward this alert far and wide!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Individual

Redneck Heaven
2501 S. Stemmons Fwy.
Lewisville, TX 75067
972-459-REDN
lewisville@redneckheaven.com

Redneck Heaven
3840 N.E. Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76137
817-222-9800
fortworth@redneckheaven.com

Redneck Heaven
701 N. Watson Rd.
Arlington, TX 76011
817-855-0100
arlington@redneckheaven.com

Group

lewisville@redneckheaven.com ; fortworth@redneckheaven.com ; arlington@redneckheaven.com


SAMPLE LETTER

To Whom It Concerns,

It has come to my attention that you have created a drink using live fish: a live fish is put in a shot for the patron to drink, called a ‘Minnow Bomb’, and I am respectfully requesting you cease offering a live fish shot.

This is not only dangerous to humans because of potential parasite and disease (salmonella) transmission but also exceedingly cruel to the tiny animals forced to endure this agonizing experience. Fish are complex beings who possess personalities, form bonds and communicate with each other, grieve when others are lost, and, according to experts, have a huge capacity for suffering. Being roughly handled, immersed in alcohol, and consumed alive is an undoubtedly horrific ordeal for these defenseless creatures who have no means of escape.

Although patrons may find this amusing and a chance to demonstrate bravado to others, it is indeed an extremely painful and terrifying experience for the fish.

Please take this opportunity to express compassion and empathy for our animal friends and decide to help rather than harm them by discontinuing the fish drink.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal.

NAME




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redneck heaven,
hell for fish and
those who swallow.
here is a simple
idea to follow.
remember, you would
not want to be imbibed
and eaten in a glass.
so stop this fish
shot event,
show some heart
and some class!

gKaren Lyons Kalmenson


26 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2013 10:56 am

    People are just plain messed up

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    September 11, 2013 11:18 am

    redneck heaven,
    hell for fish and
    those who swallow.
    here is a simple
    idea to follow.
    remember, you would
    not want to be imbibed
    and eaten in a glass.
    so stop this fish
    shot event,
    show some heart
    and some class!

    Like

  3. September 11, 2013 11:33 am

    it is unbelievable what horrific things humans are capable of-I doubt that in the universe there could possibly exist beings worse than us-

    Like

  4. September 11, 2013 2:50 pm

    Reblogged this on Vegan Lynx.

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  5. narhvalur permalink
    September 11, 2013 10:35 pm

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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  6. September 13, 2013 3:19 pm

    Oh my God! I can’t believe this. Cruelty is okay as long as it makes money. Celeste 🙂

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  7. September 29, 2013 11:27 pm

    Fuck up the bartenders car who serves the drinks…spray paint big red fish on the vehicle. See how long this practice takes place when you are a little cruel to the offenders…and you can bet the bartenders will then stand up to their boss and refuse to serve those drinks. Fight fire with fire to the simple assholes.

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  8. gabi taylor permalink
    October 2, 2013 2:56 am

    These people are psychopaths. Rednecks – must be an inherited mutant strain of sub-human.

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  9. October 6, 2013 11:01 am

    Honestly you people who the F*** cares get a life just because your vegan and we’re not or your animal obsessed doesn’t mean we should be too! Stop spreading your unwanted views it’s a minnow!! Bait fish , very abundant it’s not a dog or a cat! You think being flash frozen is better or how about on the end of a fishing line! The death of a fish by human will and always be nature no matter how humane it is their food damn it!! Just another interesting way to consume it!

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  10. October 6, 2013 11:54 am

    Honestly you people who the F*** cares get a life just because your are death eaters and we’re not doesn’t we should be too ! Stop spreading your unwanted views !!! Get it Zoo !!!!!

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    • October 6, 2013 4:01 pm

      Compassion invites criticism, these people are just trolls, ignorant and belligerent and ugly. I usually just delete them. My blog, my rules. ;).

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      • Duane Thamm permalink
        October 6, 2013 4:19 pm

        You are absolutely right…and i would have no trouble shooting a troll to make the world better. The animal abusers better watch for my bullet.

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    • Duane Thamm permalink
      October 6, 2013 4:20 pm

      Go fuck yourself. You are useless.

      Like

  11. Duane Thamm permalink
    October 6, 2013 4:23 pm

    That last comment was directed to Nancy…what a loser she is.

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    • October 6, 2013 5:32 pm

      Oh, no, Nancy is great! She’s an activist I strongly respect.

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      • Duane Thamm permalink
        October 6, 2013 5:39 pm

        Sorry Nancy. Misunderstood your comment. My hand in apology. Keep up your great work.

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