i am in no way a vegan, i do indulge in the delights of meat. but don't discredit me for that.
i posted to say how irrational your logic is on this point. how could you think that fishing is cruel and unusual? it keeps people fed! and if you'd like to use the point that the fish are being hurt and have feelings and all the crap, let me explain something. a fish's brain is smaller than a peanut! it doesn't experience emotion as we do and when it's hooked in the lip, it feels no pain. why? because there are no nerves in the area around a fish's mouth. you're saying things like, "i find it appaling that people fish and find it relaxing," when you've probably never tried yourself and even if you did, did it with a closed mind. sitting on a lake with a rod and a reel and watching the rhythmic pattern of the waves is soothing beyond all imagination. one more thing, i wasn't fortunate enough to grow up in a family where we could afford to go to the produce stand and buy top grade vegetables and things like that. i lived in a town called Dickson, Tennessee for 7 years of my life, and if it weren't for fishing, my 2 siblings and i would've probably starved to death. we caught fish and we ate them and they were good.
so stop being so closed minded and saying people are horrible for fishing. not only is it a food source and a source of entertainment, but is in no way a shortage of fish in the waters of the world. they'll be here as long as you are and as long as you're here poeple will eat them. so get used to it.
i didn't mean to step on anyone's toes with that but i feel strongly about this topic. and while i respect your right to be a vegetarian/vegan, i think it's utterly idiotic. so don't post back and say anything along the lines of, "you're a killer! those poor innocent fish...etc. etc.,"