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Fish Want Out of the ‘Fish Out’

Written by PETA | April 18, 2011

PETA’s giant Freeda Fish was caught trying to sink a Lake Ridge, Virginia, “Fish Out.”  The Lake Ridge Parks & Recreation Association dumped 750 rainbow trout into a swimming pool, and over the next week, people can catch them for entertainment. But Freeda and her pals made waves at the event, passing out fliers explaining that being hooked hurts.   

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The nervous system in fish is virtually the same as in birds and mammals, and they feel and respond to pain. There’s nothing sporting about piercing a fish’s mouth and yanking the animal into an environment in which he or she slowly suffocates. Join Freeda and her buddies in letting fish be your friend, not your food,  and out fish from your diet.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • fishermanrich says:

    I caught about 500 fish last year. Only ate about 25 of them, released the others for someone else to catch. sucks for you!

  • MeganAshley says:

    That is horrible. I still consider fish animals and I do not eat them. I don’t see how this is entertaining. Go out and buy a fish game where you can do it without actually hurting any fish!