Originally Posted by hotjuly15
I am a 30ish mother of three, was raised to fish, and my husband and I take our kids fishing at least once a week. Have a huge pond in my backyard, and go out on the river regularly, as well. This thread contains some of the most ridiculous statements Ive ever heard. ?
Apparently you took it as a personal challenge to out-do those statements...
To those of you who dont understand the sport of fishing, you obviously have never held a rod with a monster fish at the other end, the allure of outmaneuvering the fish to land the critter, as he thrashes, twists and jumps to free himself of your hook, as he so often does. That is the sport, my friend. The fish usually wins. Even a good fisherman will have more that got away than was caught. Not to mention the sport, fishing has provided many high protein meals for my family. They taste great, anyway you cook them. And the look on the kids faces as they pull in their fish is priceless. Sure, any small kid can be scared away from fishing with horror stories.?
I haven't had a "monster" fish at the other end, no. I think the biggest was a 3 lb bass. It was a long time ago. It was fun at the time.
To those who just cant stand the thought of the poor fish suffering, please get over it. Fish has sustained man from the beginning of time. We are at the top of the food chain people. Enjoy that privilege within reason!
Within reason?... Do you mean kill them, but not too much?
I enjoy the privelege of not being preyed upon by anything else- that's quite cool. I suppose fish suffer when they're swallowed by bigger fish, too. I choose not to be one more
predator they have to deal with- that's all.
What makes you think that every time a soybean crop is harvested, that those plants dont cry out in pain as their fruit is jerked away from their branches?!? Think about that the next time you sink your teeth into a nice crunchy stalk of celery. Some knife had to cut it from its root! Do you think it did not feel pain? Or loss? Or shock? Who is one individual or species to know or think what another feels? Everything that we eat has been alive at some point, and must be killed to be eaten, plants included. Do you not feel guilty when you take the life of a plant?
Because plants don't have sensory organs or nervous systems- that's what makes me think that.
I don't feel guilty about eating plants. But I do avoid wasting anything.