Although I’m now a writer, my parents
raised me to be a hooker—and my dad was even a preacher, for heaven’s sake! OK,
I’m talking about hooking
fish
,
which, while it may not be “the world’s oldest profession,” is long
overdue for retirement. 

Unfortunately, PETA wasn’t around when
I was a kid to help prevent me from getting caught up in the abuse of aquatic
animals. But a brand-new
anti-fishing campaign
launched at the Seattle
waterfront on Tuesday aims to do that for today’s kids. Seattle was picked for
the first of a series of PETA actions leading up to Saturday’s National Fish Amnesty Day
after being named one
of the top 11 urban fishing cities in North America.

 

Many people stopped to take our
leaflets and talk to the demonstrators. Some were so intrigued that they asked
in-depth questions about how fish suffer when they are impaled
in the mouth and pulled into an environment where they cannot breathe. These
curious folks left agreeing that fishing is wrong. If two animal advocates can
change these people’s minds, what could PETA’s 2 million members and supporters
do?

All parents who fish send their kids
the dangerous message
that it’s entertaining to torment and abuse animals.
Want to raise your kids to be compassionate toward fish instead of cruel? PETA
can hook you up!

 

Written by Jeff Mackey

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Article source: PETA Files

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