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Fishing should be banned
Yes 33%
Only when proved that fish feel pain. 66%

Votes: 6

 Why we should make all fishing illegal

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Sep 05, 2002
Fishing is responsible for the destruction of the marine environment. But whilst responsible governments are doing much reduce the devastation caused by commercial fishing, little is being done to halt the destruction and barbarity of individual sport fishing.

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One of the most often ignored aspects of fishing is the harm it does to other creatures. One of the cruelest variants of the sport is fishing for dolphins where live creatures are routinely impaled on hooks both as baite to catch the dolphins, and for the enjoyment of the fisher.

The use of explosives to catch fish is perhaps understandable, though deplorable, where poor people are trying eek out a living, but attempting, as the Americans do, to elevate the practice into a sport is a travesty.

Some sport fishers insist that they practice a non-violent form of the sport, yet think nothing of killing those they consider predatory or worthless. However, even their insistence on none violence flies in the face of the evidence that the fish they capture are truamatized by the experience.

This cruel and barbaric practice should be banned forthwith


Troll, and offensive to God (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 11:48:12 AM PST
Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
As spoken by God in the bible, any creatures without souls (such as fish, fowl, cattle, sheep, deer, the Irish, elk, buffalo, and other lesser animals) are to be ruled by God's chosen people. You, like the whining vocal pansies, are only only committing deplorable acts against your own body, but committing a high offense to the Almighty Himself.

Good sir, please get an account (none / 0) (#2)
by Adam Rightmann on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 12:10:30 PM PST
this board needs more learned, scripture quoting, right thinking men.

A. Rightmann

Careful, Adam. (5.00 / 3) (#5)
by dmg on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 01:30:30 PM PST
We don't want just anybody quoting scripture left right and center with out any regard for the dangerous times in which we live.

Remember, there is currently a war on drugs, and we should not do anything that could be misconstrued.

Biblical quotations like this one are particularly dangerous:

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man - Psalm 104:14

I suggest that unless someone is a lay preacher, or otherwise qualified in religious instruction, he or she should remain silent, just in case.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

True, I should be wary of King James quoters (none / 0) (#6)
by Adam Rightmann on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 03:22:15 PM PST
as they typically have a heretical, Protestant bias. But still, it's refreshing to see someone who can actually google a quote from the Bible.

A. Rightmann

true, but... (none / 0) (#10)
by PotatoError on Fri Sep 6th, 2002 at 08:46:50 AM PST
This TeenAdequacy thing you mentioned. Are the editors still debating it or have they come to a decision?

Begone foul demon (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by walwyn on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 01:24:52 PM PST
It is plainly obvious that your demonic soul could not read much of the bible - for did not the Lord Jesus Christ called Simon, Peter, and Andrew away from the sea so that they might become fishers of men? And did he further instruct them to thust barbs and hooks through men's spines so that they might catch more? No he did not!

Rather he would have them tickle the bellies of men so that they might jump from that lake of fire, laughing and giggling, into his arms in Beulah.

Now Brother 'worldly wiseman' answer this - who but a demon would dare say that one aspect of fishing (trolling) was offensive to God if God condoned fishing by baited hooks?

errrrrrrr Die (none / 0) (#4)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 01:27:22 PM PST
You I've got but a few words... FUCK YOU! YOU RELIGIOUS ZEALOT FUCKEN ASSHOLE! Really and fuck the person who screwed up other wise peaceful teachings! Shit when can we get some one the real translation of the bible?
Man may have guns, metal, and numbers of other things that are cool but I never seen man out wrestle a bear, out run a deer, bump heads with a ram, or out swim a fish. Hunting is way to easy! I think personally we should got back to just bows and spears now that I would be impressed by.
Has for over fucken fishing... Hmmm may I suggest beef?

-Anonymous Reader

your ideas (none / 0) (#7)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Sep 5th, 2002 at 10:10:41 PM PST
i'd like to say first off that i fish. secondly, your opinion on the harm of the wildlife in the water is a bit skewed in my opinion, explosives will do MUCH more damage to the surrounding environment than a simple hook and line. commercial fishing i agree is destructive and so is the fishing of dolphins which i'd like to point out, is illegal in the united states and many other countries. thus i conclude by saying that you should check your facts before posting skewed opinions

So you say... (none / 0) (#11)
by walwyn on Fri Sep 6th, 2002 at 12:44:59 PM PST
...but if fishing for dolphins was illegal in the USA how comes boat skippers are prepared to advertise dolphin fishing?

You say that explosives will do damage but skip over the fact that sport fishermen often resort to explosives as well as rod and line. Frankly I'm surprised that you have ignored the evidence given in the diary.

I agree! (none / 0) (#8)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Sep 6th, 2002 at 06:20:11 AM PST
It's just plain disgusting. Oh wait. I thought you said "fisting." Never mind.

Unfortunately... (none / 0) (#9)
by PotatoError on Fri Sep 6th, 2002 at 08:32:10 AM PST
Their are plenty of hippies out there who believe in this sort of thing

Fortunately, because fish aren't furry and "cute", the mainstream of animal rights activists don't think they are worth protecting.

Still, there always has to be a few who ruin it for the rest of us. The fact that millions of fish are eaten and mutilated everyday by other fish means nothing to these sad cases. They try to convince us with semi-scientific experiments that fish feel pain the same as humans do. So what if they do (even though they haven't proved it)? Fish haven't got brains developed enough to remember pain and stress or understand them like we do.

Interesting (none / 0) (#12)
by walwyn on Fri Sep 6th, 2002 at 12:56:12 PM PST
Salmon can remember where the exact stream is from which they came years later. And as we all recall from Jaws, a shark can ascertain the killer of its mate even when encountered in a different ocean.


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