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Letter to the Editor from Jenny Moxham: Fishing Ads a Disgrace - 6 Jul 2010

Lilydale and Yarra Valley Leader
6 July 2010

How disgraceful that taxpayers are being forced to fund advertisements encouraging animal cruelty! (Lilydale and Yarra Valley Leader, 22/6)

Fish feel pain in much the same way as we do yet a 1/4 page DPI advertisement in the Leader urges readers to "Catch a new hobby" at a fun, family fishing event at Lillydale Lake.

At this event children as young as four will be lured - with prizes and free giveaways - into cruelly impaling fish and dragging them suffocating from their watery homes.

It's disgraceful that youngsters are being encouraged to be cruel to animals and view it as fun but it's doubly disgraceful that taxpayers are being forced to fund the ads.