In a startling revelation, a local animal rights poster has claimed that eating fish is the same as eating cats. The poster, which features a tabby cat and a salmon side by side with the caption "What's the difference?", has caused outrage among the fishing community and confusion amongst those who prefer their protein to come from land mammals.
Local residents have been quick to voice their opinions on the matter, with some taking to social media to express their disbelief. "I've been eating fish for years and never once thought of it as cat meat," said one Twitter user. "But now this poster has got me questioning everything."
The poster has also drawn criticism from member of Parliament, Joe Hargreaves, who called it "an insult to anyone with an ounce of common sense". "Fish and cats are completely different animals," he declared. "One swims in the sea and the other purrs on your lap. I don't know how anyone could confuse the two. But, now it's been mentioned, I am going to give fried cat a chance. Who knows, it could be the key to the food crisis."
The poster has sparked a debate over the ethics of eating meat in general, with some suggesting that it's time to switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet. "If eating fish is like eating cats, and eating cows is like eating dogs, then maybe it's time to rethink our relationship with animals altogether," argued local resident, Emma Jackson. "Perhaps we should eat each other. I see lots of people talking about doing exactly that online. Although I'm not sure whether those communities understand what they're saying."
Despite the controversy, the poster has gained some support among those who see it as a wakeup call. "I never really thought about where my food came from before," admitted one man. "But when I saw that poster, it made me realize that maybe I should start paying more attention. I've seen rabbits hanging in local butcher's shops. I look foward to seeing what an inside-out moggy looks like. Cheers veggies!"
As for the future of the fishing industry, many are uncertain. "This could be the end of the fish and chips shop as we know it," predicted local business owner, Mark Wallace. "Who knows what the next animal rights poster will come up with?"
Perhaps the most telling quote on the matter was from a local fisherman, who simply said, "If eating fish is the same as eating cats, then I might as well start casting for Garfield."
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