Conger Cuddling Canned
The world collectively mourns today, and we here at HPO mourn along with it. Unfortunately, for some unbeknownst reason, the small English seaside town of Lyme Regis has been robbed of one of its oldest traditions by a group of uppity animal rights activists.
The activity that has been banned is a "Giant Dead Eel Tossing Contest."
Seriously. This contest is a tradition over there.
Was a tradition.
The contest was banned because it was determined to be "disrespectful to the dead fish."
Again, let us remind you that this all actually happened.
Here is what the mayor of Lyme Regis had to say:
"The writer of that letter is a gutless troublemaker with nothing better to do than stop people enjoying an innocent event that helps to raise money to save lives. I cannot see how using a dead conger eel landed by a local fisherman is unethical."
Apparently, the giant dead eel has been replaced by a rubber buoy, which hardly has the same appeal. We can understand why people are upset.