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Senator Jim Webb Celebrates Violence on Father’s Day

Written by PETA | June 18, 2007

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Jim Webb has been getting a lot of mileage out of a Father’s Day fishing trip he took over the weekend with his son Jimmy—who’s on leave following a tour of duty in Iraq—but it really does seem a bit odd to celebrate someone’s return from a war zone by taking them out to do some killing. As PETA President Ingrid Newkirk points out,

“There’s nothing ‘peaceful’ or ‘relaxing’ about torturing sensitive, intelligent beings. There are plenty of opportunities for fathers and sons to bond that don’t involve killing animals.”

You can read the letter that Ingrid wrote to Senator Webb this morning here. I’ll let you know if we get a response.

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  • Rebecca Morningstar says:

    Fresh fish are delicious. Humans are apex omnivores. There is no reason not to catch kill and eat fish and other animals. Not always in that order for those who like really fresh sushi. The eating of meat by early humans comes at about the same time we stopped being prey and started making tools. High grade protein is necessary to proper brain devoplment Vegans you’re making stupid babies.

  • Gabriella says:

    Keep sending the letters Ingrid! We fully support you! I hope the senator drowns one day so that he’ll feels the pain he caused to so many!

  • Mike says:

    BullyDawg Try flax seeds buy them whole and then coffeegrind them and sprinkle them over stuff walnuts flax seed oil I’ve tried tabs but I’m sure you can buy bottled oil too. There is also OmegaZen3 by NuTru which are vegan DHA capsules utilizing marine algae which I believe is where the fish get the omega3 DHA from in the first place. I don’t think it’s particularly cheap but then it’s free of mercury dioxins et cetera. The book “Becoming Vegan” covers the omega essential fatty acids very thoroughly and the authors Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina two cuttingedge vegan nutritionists don’t pull any punches.

  • Amie says:

    There is a whole grain pasta Barilla that has added omega 3 to the pasta I believe by using flax seed oil.Or you can find plenty of Supplements and they are gelatin free as well.Spinach is a great source of omega 3it contains more than several fish. Soya hemp flax and pumpkin seeds and oils walnuts and leafy green vegetables. It is not just limited to fish as many people believe.

  • BullyDawg says:

    I’m a beginning veg and I’m slowly cutting things out of my diet and I have an honest question…what are other sources for omega3 other than fish? Will I have to take a supplement?

  • Amie says:

    Think You may have missed the point about the letter. I may be wrong here but it wasn’t really about fish tasting good or the fact that we need them to survive. Bob would you like it if you were swimming along and out of nowhere a hook landed threw your mouth eye anywhere really on your body for that matter? Your first reaction would more than likely be shock then to fight which would only dig the sharp hook deeper then reeled in and flopped over the side into the boat mangled and bloody you probably would not be a good catch as a man or a fish just to be tossed back into the water still alive bloody and defenseless. As far as we “need” fish please show me the source where you found this to be true. STOP OH NO. if that’s the case what about all the people with allergic reactions to seafood and fish?? What are they to do? I have a secret for you …..we have these wonderful things you can eat that are full of vitamins and minerals. Pssst they are called fruits and vegetables ok say it with me just to make sure you get it fruits and vegetables. Very good and you can find them at a place called a grocery store. Come out from the cave you were living in do some reading about evolution and do not be surprised if you get weird looks at the grocery store in your caveman attire either. We have jeans and tshirts these days too at malls but you wouldn’t understand what those are yet. Maybe next time.

  • The Don says:

    to bob here we have another m f who teaches his son to be heartless! enjoy it you b!!!!!

  • bob jr. says:

    webb is the man! and fish are soooooooooo delicious stop being ridiculous…if we had never eaten fish we would not have evolved into homo sapiens! we need them! geeez! get real people!

  • bob says:

    you guys are messed up. stop hating and start realizing that fish are tasty and delicious. if humans were tasty and delicious some animal would eat us too.

  • Gabriella says:

    Thanks Ingrid!

  • doug says:

    very profound letter and I highly respect ms newkirk for sending that to him. people think fishing is ok why?