Fishing compassion
From Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)

We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Fishing compassion

Letter as published on NY Daily News
October 16, 2017

Tuckahoe, N.Y.: So Rachel Maddow “loves to fish” in her spare time. Kind of odd that someone who champions equal rights and speaking up for the underdog, chooses killing animals for fun when she wants to relax.

Fish are sentient, intelligent and sociable; try being tricked into biting down on a sharp hook, then yanked out and suffocated; how do you think that feels? The fish were enjoying their lives before you got there, Rachel. Have some compassion for other living, helpless beings. Fishing hurts the fish. Especially as a gay woman who has known the horror of oppression, why harm others?

Choose a pastime where no one suffers, where everyone goes home alive.

Kiley Blackman

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