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FISHN50 01-15-2009 12:58 PM

Is it time to get proactive ???
Go to this website & post what you think. Its a new PETA site.

PETA Attempts To Make Fish More Adorable : NPR

FrankB2 01-15-2009 01:28 PM

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Ummmm....LOL!!!! Why don't they name them Sea Children: who'd hook a
kid in the mouth :D ????

OTOH...."Surfer Eaten by Sea Kitten" would make an interesting headline!

axle27 01-15-2009 01:49 PM

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PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals....

Nuff said....

arfishinbear 01-15-2009 01:56 PM

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Those S(*S&B*&^%%S have been playing those games for years, whats hurting fishing and hunting more is people not takeing the time to teach their kids to fish and hunt, I have noticed on fishing programs some are starting to incourage people to take teir kids and even friends kids and nieces and nephews fishing, and there are starting to be city programes where the local clubs and conservation departments are holding kids fishing days and even teachers are adding "outdoors" field trips and talking about it in class. To me those are the best ways to teach kids and other folks about the outdoors and fishing and hunting and the truth of such. So many people today worry about makeing money, wich is good, but they need to learn to get back to mother nature and her wonders. There is even a passage in the bible about how God put fish and animales on this planet to provide for man( not trying to get a religan debate going here). I take any kid fishing that wants to go. my sons friends thats never been, other kids in my familoy that their parents either are not into fishing or just dont have the time, I even offer a discount on my guide trips for people that bring a kid. NOT advertising here. lol.
Another thing we can do is this. I was fishing for trout one day and useing a spinning rod and spinners, a mother brought her kid to fish and they set pretty close to me. after 5 minutes I could see the mother had no clue and the kid only being 7 or so didnt either. I walked over and introduced my self to the mother and said I would show her son how to fish a little if she didnt mind. She said that was great, so I started in on knot tying, casting, diffrent lures and technecs and diffrent fish in the river and after just a few moments she was setting right beside us listing. I seen them a couple weeks later, they BOTH had rods and a better tackle selection and they both caught fish. No I am not bragging here, I am just saying that we as fisherman need to slow down a little some times and not worry about catching fish our sleves and teach others, who knows maybe that mother will take her son fishing more and they will take her sons friends that have never fished.
And while your teaching them to fish, teach them about nature also, the birds they hear and see, the fish in the water we dont fish for, the plants and trees they see and how everything ties into one another.Teach them just to enjoy the day and their surrindings as well as catching the fish.
Anyway I have rambled on long enough

arfishinbear 01-15-2009 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by axle27 (Post 45043)
PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals....

Nuff said....

Vegetarian= old indian word meaning bad hunter/fisher
and we can't forget
Theres a place for all Gods critters, right nest to teh tatters and gravy

BigCliff 01-15-2009 02:07 PM

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I view this as a good sign.

PETA is a far our fringe organization that has to do oddball/shocking things to get any attention. If they're having to do something this outlandish, that tells me they are being ignored much more than they like.

Move along. Nothing more to see here.

Ard 01-15-2009 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by FISHN50 (Post 45038)
Go to this website & post what you think. Its a new PETA site.

PETA Attempts To Make Fish More Adorable : NPR


I favor leaving a sleeping dog lie, until they try to spam this and other legitimate fly fishing sites or to over run us with fraudulent posters.

I have a better chance of being left alone by Hornets if I don't throw stones at the nest. If the group becomes a bother to legal fly fishermen then I am a firm believer in judicial action as opposed to any other as a first step.

Fringe, I guess so, but we are all on some fringe or another. That is why my father and grandfather fought in two world wars, to protect my right to be a fringe element.

Let's talk fish, it's 44* here! That's + 44 F!

axle27 01-15-2009 03:41 PM

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44? Geez, did you ship that cold stuff down here? It's 20F with a windchill of 8F!!!!

I'm afraid I'll slip on some ice and bust another crack in my ass.....

arfishinbear 01-15-2009 03:44 PM

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it was like 60 here yesterday and 23 today lol

eaglesfn68 01-15-2009 04:03 PM

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i swear this is the stupidest thing i have ever read. I mean catching and releasing fish does no harm to the fish. there have been scientific studies that fish dont feel pain in the lip area. If you practice proper catch and release the fish will be perfectly fine and will have the ability to reproduce. I mean PETA is taking this a little to far. hooking a cat and dragging it behind a car. are they serious. that is cruel and would kill a cat. studies show that proper catch and release does no harm. PETA fisherman are the people you should be working with. We want to improve the fisheries and the health of the fish. we love the outdoors and animals and would do nothing to harm them. We fish and hunt because its a tradition passed down from generations. If either for a hobby or for food there can be no harm from taking a kid fishing and having a good time.

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