Fittingly filed on Hump Day, the suit claims that the makers of the straw “knowingly and with malicious intent continue to produce a product that is harmful to camels”.
The world’s two largest camel rights organizations, The Last Straw and Hump This!, were the driving forces behind the lawsuit, and believe there will soon come a day when the straw makers will face a great reckoning.
“They know what they’ve done,” a Hump This! spokescamel told this Modern Philosopher. “There is straw that doesn’t harm a camel’s back, and then there’s the straw that breaks a camel’s back. There’s no need to have both kinds unless you hate camels and get your jollies crippling them.”
“The camels are awesome! I hope they win their law thing!”, Jimmy, age 8, of Orono told this Modern Philosopher.
I asked Cy Brown, this blog’s Legal Adviser, for his Deep Thoughts on the camels’ case.
“They have an excellent case,” Cy assured me. “I’ve looked over the documentation, and while I’m no expert on straw, it appears that the straw makers knew the backbreaking straw was harmful to camels, but continued to produce it regardless. The straw was cheaper and quicker to make, so it was much more profitable for them.”
PETA is also very interested in getting involved in the lawsuit. According to sources close to the group, Big Straw has been on their radar for some time.
“This might be the case that finally breaks Big Straw’s back,” my source informed me.
The interns returned, covered in straw, and reported that not only did none of the farms use backbreaking straw, but the straw they had was also really quite comfortable.
The camels at the courthouse were delighted with that news. “We filed this suit in Maine was because the state is very supportive of Otherworldly Beings and open to the more unique ideas life has to offer,” a camel named Beatrice informed me. “We feel even better about that decision now that we know Maine farmers refuse to use the straw that breaks our backs!”
For more information on the lawsuit, visit TheLastStraw.org/lawsuit.
I caution you to not try to visit a website for Hump This! You will discover many options, none of which are related to this lawsuit or to camels…