PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, recently released a video titled ‘this is why I don’t go fishing’ in an attempt to dissuade people from catching fish. In and of itself PETA is a complete fucking joke. They kill between 73-to-97% of the animals they supposedly ‘rescue’ each year. It’s a giant fucking corporation who exists to make money for the executives by masquerading as ‘one of the good guys‘.
Their recent anti-fishing video is just the latest proof that PETA as an organization completely fucking out of touch with reality, and they’re willing to use bullshit scare tactics into furthering their bullshit agenda. Already their video’s picked up 10 million+ views on Facebook, it only has a few hundred views right now on YouTube because they’ve just now uploaded it there.
Here are some fucking bullshit reasons that bullshit PETA thinks should dissuade individuals from going fishing:
1) Hooked fish still endure pain & TERROR
2) Children who witness cruelty to animals experience psychological and emotional damage.
3) Consuming fish is bad for your health.
So these stupid ass mother fuckers are telling the public that catching a fish is akin to torture, and exposing children to fishing will have long-term psychological and physiological damage on people. All of this is complete fucking poppycock hogwash, but let’s at least look at some REAL FUCKING STATS to support fishing instead of this PETA bullshit.
Let’s start with some stats from government ran and university websites, people who have actually done research, and not PETA who is just looking for another fucking donation.
via Washington State Department of Health:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Help maintain a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of sudden death, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes.
Aid healthy brain function and infant development of vision and nerves during pregnancy.
May decrease the risk of depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and diabetes.
May prevent inflammation and reduce the risk of arthritis.
From the Environmental Defense Fund:
WHY IS EATING FISH HEALTHY?
Fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits. White-fleshed fish, in particular, is lower in fat than any other source of animal protein, and oily fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, or the “good” fats. Since the human body can’t make significant amounts of these essential nutrients, fish are an important part of the diet. Also, fish are low in the “bad” fats commonly found in red meat, called omega-6 fatty acids.
They then go on to list all of the incredible effects that Omega-6 fatty acids have on the body and brain. The Mayo Clinic also has a fantastic explanation of why eating fish is incredibly healthy.
Now let us discuss PETA’s bullshit claim of psychological damage on children when in reality taking a child fishing is one of the most wholesome activities you can expose a child to. It teaches them patience, motor skills, and it gives them a perspective of the food chain. Regardless of that, PETA wants to abolish the #2 outdoors activity for adults, a hobby that’s used to effectively treat PTSD in our nation’s veterans, specifically fly fishing as a form of therapy has been proven to be effective.
Just spending time in the Great Outdoors fishing makes you a HEALTHIER HUMAN BEING. And it’s been proven that focusing on one task can reduce stress, and therefore fishing can be considered one of the best stress relievers around as you’re also surrounded by pristine nature.
I’m guessing by now you don’t need any more convincing that PETA is full of shit, they just want donations, and they will say anything to get that cash. If, like me, you are now going to eat fish for dinner in protest of this stupid ass video might I suggest you check out my definitive ranking of the best tasting fish around:
The 25 Best Tasting Fish in the World, Ranked
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