Written by PETA
PETA U.K.'s billboard asking anglers if they are "overcompensating" for something hit a little too close to home for some fishers. Fortunately, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the agency that reviews all ad complaints in the U.K., has a better sense of humor than do the angry anglers—it gave the billboard the all-clear.
Says ASA spokesperson Rob Griggs, "Our decision was that we acknowledged the intended humour, and we felt that it was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence."
Guys who get off on impaling animals' mouths with hooks and leaving them to slowly suffocate are definitely short on at least one thing: compassion.
Written by Christine Becknell
As a fishermen and a hunter i obviously did not take too well to the joke as some of you guys might have but may i say that i take every step to make sure the fish are least harmed and if i eat them they are kill as fast as possible. Even if you dont approve of what i do you cannot deny all the good us hunters do: we protect valuable land along with certain species that would have been destroyed long ago if it wasnt for us, lakes from pollution and swamps from construction, we control the populations so that they dont starve and suffer. Just because we kill doesn't mean we dont help, just as the wolf that rips apart a little baby lamb our acts may seem cruel but they are necessary for balance. Lets be honest who would you listen to if you had to choice between tearing down a forest for a mall.
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