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Friday, August 08, 2003  

Researchers Determine Plants Can Feel Pain,
Vegetarians Eye Rocks

"If a potato feels pain, I might as well eat a baby seal," said Carrie Selby of Lansing. "Or maybe, I'll try out that all-dirt diet I've heard so much about."

People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants sprang up concurrently with the announcement. "We've placed picketers at cornfields around the country. They grow these things so close together, the stalks barely have room to turn around and move," said PETP spokesperson William Wagner

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posted by Chimera | 11:03 AM

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