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Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone could give me some info on fishing please.
As a child I didn't eat meat but would still eat fish. I think at the age I was I could detach myself from fish because they weren't as...cute? I obviously had no idea about factory farming, I just didn't want to eat any of the nice looking animals if u get what I mean.
I know now a little about factory farming and have decided I don't want to support it, but I know very little (if anything at all) about where my fish comes from. We've always had dolphin friendly tuna but that's about it!
Many thanks all xxx
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^^^^ Weeeee that's a lot of links. See, this info is everywhere you just gotta look for it =3

 

Fish are sentient creatures (I have an adopted one right next to my bed. She's so sweet =3) and deserve not to be brutally suffocated and then scaled while still conscious, all because people want to eat them.
 

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post #4 of 9

Well said. Also you can make a mock tuna salad. I like eating it occasionally myself :3

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mock-tuna-salad/

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Originally Posted by Pirate Huntress View Post

Well said. Also you can make a mock tuna salad. I like eating it occasionally myself :3

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mock-tuna-salad/

cool I may make this soon grin.gif

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Originally Posted by CrazyCatLady View Post

Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone could give me some info on fishing please.
As a child I didn't eat meat but would still eat fish. I think at the age I was I could detach myself from fish because they weren't as...cute? I obviously had no idea about factory farming, I just didn't want to eat any of the nice looking animals if u get what I mean.
I know now a little about factory farming and have decided I don't want to support it, but I know very little (if anything at all) about where my fish comes from. We've always had dolphin friendly tuna but that's about it!
Many thanks all xxx

The problem that I have with eating fish is it's usually impossible to know its source. Typically, you won't buy fish with specific geographic locations (which is important pertaining to over-fishing). More often than not, you'll see something like "Atlantic cod." That's not very helpful to those concerned with the fragility of ecosystems (not that I assume you are, but it is an issue). Atlantic cod can be found in both the western and eastern Atlantic, so it's not something you can quickly research to see where it came from. I won't try to appeal to your sentiment because, well, that would be trite. Do note that a lot of times other animals are caught in the otter trawls and this results in fisheries damaging more than the fish population. It can damage coral populations, affecting the entire ecosystem.There was an attempt to ban this practice at the UN but it failed. It's been banned in some areas of New Zealand but not many other places. Gillnets are often used as well, and while not as damaging to the ecosystem (although they are very effective and as such, regulations need to be set), I can't say they are humane in any meaning of the word. The fish tries to swim through the net and as it struggles the net slips behind its gills, restraining it. 

 

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post #7 of 9

If you have Netflix I would suggest watching the documentary "The End of the Line." It is super interesting and not really intense like some other movies (ie: Earthlings).  This movie primarily focuses on the overfishing in the oceans. It also touches on the ethics of the fishing.  I am a pescatarian right now, but I plan to go completely vegetarian by the end of November.  I have no problem with eating fish and other types of seafood, however, I do have a problem with how people are "hunting" the food.  One important thing to remember if you continue to eat fish is to check if it is a sustainably caught fish.  It will usually say on the package you are buying or on the menu at the restaurant you are ordering from.  If not, just ask someone.  I hope this gives you a little bit of information. I attached the link to the documentary's website where there is a trailer and other interesting information! :)

 

http://endoftheline.com/

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by veganmitch View Post

The problem that I have with eating fish is it's usually impossible to know its source. 

yeah aquaculture and sport fishing is great. did you know oysters are vegan?


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yeah aquaculture and sport fishing is great. did you know oysters are vegan?

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