Letters

From all-creatures.org
and The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation

Letter from Jenny Moxham About the Cruelty of Fishing

Published in Mornington Peninsula Leader
24 November 2009

Angling for terror

Am I the only one who thought that the picture of the fishermen holding up the giant fish they had just dragged from the bay was obscene? (Snapping up the big one,9/11)

What agony these creatures must have endured as they fought to free themselves from the deadly barbed hooks they had been cruelly tricked into swallowing! What torture and terror as they were dragged, suffocating, from the water, the sharp hooks cutting ever deeper into their sensitive throats!

Scientists have proved that fish feel pain in much the same way as we do. How would these fishermen like to be treated this way?