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World's Ugliest Animal

World's Ugliest Animal

Posted 16 September 2013   by Amy         Permalink | 5 Comments

Tags: blobfish, fish, fishing, oceans, extinction, go veg, vegetarian

This is Blobby -- fondly named by one of the staff here at Animals Australia. The poor darlin’ has just been crowned world's ugliest animal. Well, the whole species of blobfish have. And I’m not going to lie, they are a little frightful looking. But comedian Paul Foot says that if you could get inside the blobfish’s head, you would discover that it’s filled with kind thoughts and wise words.*

So there’s nothing frightening about Blobby. The scary thing is that the Australian blobfish is facing the threat of extinction from being caught up in fishing trawler nets. Trawling is one of the most destructive forms of commercial fishing. Sometimes more than half of the animals caught by trawlers are unwanted, including the blobfish. By the time they’re tossed back, they are either already dead or will often die soon after from their injuries and being unable to defend themselves from predators.

The good news is that the blobfish has now been named the mascot for the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which aims to help out the ‘aesthitically-challenged’ animals who are facing extinction. President of the Society, Simon Watt, says that, “for too long the cute and fluffy animals have taken the limelight but now the blobfish will be a voice for the mingers who always get forgotten.”

The even better news is that you can start helping Blobby’s species right now by withdrawing your support for the fishing industry. How? Simply by not eating animals from the sea. Click here to make the pledge to go veg today and start saving the lives of blobfish and loads of other animals.

*Based on no scientific evidence whatsoever.

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Dr. Chicken Goddess Dr. Chicken Goddess 24 September 2013
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Every animal is important. That's why we should stop it from becoming extinct.  No matter how ugly it is fish
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ox.kylie.xo ox.kylie.xo 8 October 2013
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That's the most horrible thing to say... its not ugly... but whoever started that comment is an ugly person (on the inside) and so is anyone else that thinks that to... I actually think he's cute.. looks a little sad though.. at least the blobfish are getting help they need...
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ox.kylie.xo ox.kylie.xo 8 October 2013
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that's the most horrible thing to say... however started that comment of the blobfish being ugly is a very ugly person on the inside... same with who ever else see nothing but ugly... I see a beautiful living being that is unique and underappreciated... before you say he's ugly ask yourself has anyone ever called you ugly... why should that matter... I think every living being is beautiful... and I think he's quite cute...looks a little bit sad though...
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michaelthompson michaelthompson 16 June 2016
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michaelthompson michaelthompson 16 June 2016
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Excellent post share with us and this blog is impresses more people to reading that blog
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