February 20, 2005

No Fresh Catch

Alaska - discourage fishing, says PETA. The chinook are precious.

It's more of the same. If you've seen it here before, you've seen it. These are complex and intelligent organisms, very social, says PETA.

According to PETA, emerging evidence about the cognitive abilities of fish - including their ability to feel pain - is paving the way for society to consider "hooking fish through the mouth and ripping them out of their natural environments with the same revulsion that we feel about cruelty to dogs or cats. Imagine hooking a dog or a cat through the mouth with a large hook and dragging them behind your car," Robertson said in her letter.
Kudos to Mark Stopha, the salmon troller who had an appropriate response.

"I only catch the stupid ones," Stopha said. "I wouldn't be able to catch the smart ones, anyway."

"I'm trying to weed out the gene pool," he added.

Yum, salmon.


Posted by hln at February 20, 2005 07:23 PM | PETA! | TrackBack

Silly PETA. People don't have rights because they feel pain, people have rights because they have a symbolic language.

When fish get an alphabet, call me.

Posted by: Harvey at February 21, 2005 09:00 AM