“PETA’s right: Anglers should find a hobby that doesn’t involve hurting animals.

In college, I had a fish friend named Jack who used to wait for me to come home from classes. When I opened the door to my apartment, Jack would race up to the top of the tank to greet me and take food from my fingers. I recently read about a Pennsylvania man and his young son who taught their fish to swim through hoops, push fish-sized soccer balls into nets, and do other tricks.

Fish are smart, curious animals, just like the dogs and cats many of us share our homes with. If you wouldn’t hook a pussycat through the mouth for “fun,” you shouldn’t do it to a “sea kitten” either.”