PETA pulls prank on Miami Marlins

Group hides anti-fishing message in ballpark brick

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As the Miami Marlins nestle into their new MLB stadium, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it left some housewarming gifts outside of Marlins Park that are sure to reel in some attention.

PETA said it purchased engraved pavement stones in the East Plaza of the park, dubbed "The Fish Tank," that read "Florida Is Still Hosting Incredible Night Games. Help Us Reach The Stars. Cheer Our Marlins!"

However, what Marlins officials failed to detect was that the first letters of the words in the message spell out "," a Web address that the animal right's organization said brings up a page on PETA's website about cruelty involved in fishing.

PETA said the hidden message is an effort to draw attention to the plight of fish, who the group says feel pain and suffer when they're caught on a hook or in a net.

On its website, the organization said, "It's much better to choose cruelty-free activities instead -- like, say, watching a baseball game."

The Miami Marlins have not commented on the pavement stone campaign.

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