August 20, 2002

R.I.P., Gaston the Czech Ri...

R.I.P., Gaston the Czech River-Seal!: Four Czech seals used the recent floods as an excellent opportunity to emigrate from their grim zoo. Little Gaston, a young father of a two-month-old, made it all the way past Dresden before being captured by the Enemies of Seal Freedom. Presumably pissed off and exhausted, Gaston the river-seal died en route back to the drenched Czech capital. One can only hope against hope that a new breed of crafty Central European river-mammals will flourish in the wild, sneaking into the ancient cities at night to raid the carp farms.

Posted by at August 20, 2002 03:52 PM

Maybe I'm being to sentimental, but Gaston looked so tired and sad in that picture. I'm not any kind of animal rights adocate generally, I just believe what my grandmother used to tell me. If you are cruel to animals, you should know that God is watching. Would it have been so bad to let him make it to the north sea? He might not have lived any longer, but surely he would have been happier. ...Peace Gaston.

Posted by: Mark E at August 20, 2002 06:46 PM
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