July 28, 2005, - 11:05 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Do fish feel pain on a hook? Who cares. They taste good, and there’s no other way to catch, kill, and eat them fresh. (Fish nets are generally reserved by law for American Indian use.)
But that’s not how the butt-inskys of PETA (the so-called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) want you to see it. Check out this article from today’s USA Today sports section (no, you can’t even avoid PETA in the sports section).
They want newspapers to stop running fishing columns. But that’s not enough. For the Citgo Bassmaster Classic, the Super Bowl of fishing, this weekend, PETA has posted billboards, featuring a dog with a fish hook in its mouth, and this message: “If you wouldn’t do this to a dog, why do it to a fish? Fishing Hurts.com” It’s part of PETA’s questionably-named “Fish Empathy Project.”
But, at least in America, you don’t eat your pet dog. There are things we don’t do to fish, though, that the hypocritical, phony PETA DOES do to dogs: They gas them to death and dump them. No PETA Dog Empathy Project, though. Yes, PETA does things to dogs far worse than hooks in their mouths.
The only PETA worth considering is the one for the rest of us, People Eating Tasty Animals.
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