Written by Jeff Mackey
Marlins swing into the regular season in a new ballpark, opening tonight, featuring engraved pavement stones in the East Plaza, one of which reads:
As you may have detected, the first letters of the words in
this message spell out "FishingHurts.com," a Web address that brings up a page on PETA's website about the cruelty involved in
fishing and the reasons to give fish a break. Yep, it's a hidden message placed by PETA—after all, when animals'
lives are on the line (pun intended), why limit attention-getting pranks about fish to April Fools' Day?
Marlins are a species of fish. And they, like all fish, are much
more beautiful alive and swimming in the ocean than on a menu.
Fish (including marlins) feel pain, and they suffer when they're caught on a hook or in a net and dragged into an
environment in which they can't breathe. It's much better to choose
cruelty-free activities instead—like, say, watching a baseball game.
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an animal, please click
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animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.