Over this past weekend, you may have caught a very informative documentary on Animal Planet about our sea friends, entitled Mermaids: The Body Found.
Unfortunately, the channel has decided to rain on our oceanic parade by stating via press release that “the film is science fiction, using science as a springboard into imagination.”
Now, unicorns are all for imagination and springboards. But this this springboard launched us into deep sadness. How can we ever again trust the once balanced and fact-filled reporting of Animal Planet? And when will the world finally embrace the marginalized mermaid?
Then again, perhaps Animal Planet got a bit too close to the truth and had to deny it to protect our companions beneath the sea. After all, the documentary’s companion website believeinmermaids.com has already been seized by the U.S. Department of Justice!