“Fish look so different from us, many people don’t realize that they feel pain—but they do! And being hooked hurts. Fish have very sensitive mouths, so it hurts badly when they are caught on hooks. And just like you can’t breathe for very long under water, fish can’t breathe when they’re out of water. So when a fisher pulls them out of their watery homes, they start to slowly suffocate and die. Even if fish are thrown back into the water, they can die from the injuries that hooks cause.”
“If someone asks you to go fishing, explain why you won’t go. Tell them that fish have feelings and deserve to live just like anyone else. Suggest some of these activities instead: Frisbee, kite-flying, basketball, snorkeling, in-line skating, riding your bike, or bird watching. There are lots of ways to have fun outside without hurting your animal friends! Create a “fish-friendly” display for your local library. Include pictures of fish, useful facts, and information on why people shouldn’t fish.”
“If your town is holding a fishing tournament or other fishing event, hold a demonstration—it’s easy, and it only takes a few people. Make some signs with slogans like “Hooks Hurt” and “Fishing Is No Fun for Fish” and stand outside the event. Pass out leaflets (order them from PETA) and tell people the fish’s side of the story.”
The giant snakehead, originating from South-East Asia, has a mouth crammed with teeth. It’s deadly in the water, but it can also “crawl” on land and survive out of water for up to four days.
The discovery of the fish in Linconshire, northern England, has caused widespread panic amongst conservationists and anglers.
An Environment Agency source told The Sun: “The reaction was, ‘Oh s***’. This is the ultimate invasive species – if it starts breeding here it’s a disaster.”
Andy Alder caught the snakehead in the River Witham while using a sprat as bait for pike. He told the Sun: “It had a gob full of razor-sharp teeth. To be honest it looked terrifying.”
It is believed the fish may have been smuggled in for an aquarium and illegally released.”
I say, this is an obvious PETA ploy to covertly insert this highly trained, non-native species into British waters as a form of paybacks.