Dictionary Definition of ‘Fisherman’ to Change?
F is for “fisherman”:
noun 1 a person who catches fish for a living or for sport.
noun 1 a person ignorant of, oblivious to, or indifferent to the fact that he or she is inflicting pain by catching, suffocating, stabbing, and gutting fish; someone who is hooked on cruelty.
In light of a new study revealing that fish feel and remember pain, PETA Europe has sent a letter to the folks at Oxford English Dictionary asking that they change their definition of “fisherman” to the rather more accurate version above (that’s the second one, in case you weren’t sure).
fish sea kitten has a nervous system just as humans do, struggles against death, and has lips that are sensitive to the tearing of flesh caused by hooks, PETA Europe considers the Oxford English Dictionary‘s current definition of “fisherman” a little–ahem–insensitive. Don’t you agree?
Leave a comment below with your suggestion for a new, more accurate definition of “fisherman.”
Written by Shawna Flavell