I'll tell ya what PETA means to me. People for the Eating of Tasty Animals. They are a bunch of **** [email protected]!*$. But ya gotta watch um. They are getting more powerfull everyday. I have been a bowhunter for close to 20yrs so I have had to deal with them more than I would like. A lot of people don't realize that they are against fisherman as well. That is why I posted that.
Sharky, peta is nothing but a bunch of environmental wackos. Fortunantley they have lost most of their credibility with their off the wall campaigns. Don't try to argue with them because they argue with emotion, rather than fact. Remember if we don't recruit the young folks for our sport, they will lose touch with the land, and be more likely to believe peta's b.s. I think that is why this board is so great, a bunch of good guys openly sharing their knowledge and ultimately expanding the sport.
A very wise bowhunting buddy of mine said to me ten or so years ago that " It's not the bunnyhuggers you gotta worry about. It is the folks that don't hunt or fish because they are the ones who's oppinions could be swayed". That was said during a discussion about tying deer to the tops of vehicles and driving down the road. We have to conduct ourselves in a reasonable manner while out doing our thing so that we don't give a bad impression to other folks. And yes above all "THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE". I figured Iwould give this a post cause I know of a lot of fisherman that are not aware that those folks go after us as well as the hunters. I was unaware of until my brother-in-law was stationed at Ft Ord out in California.
Several years ago one of the states did a survey of its older population.(Colorado I think) They asked all kind of questions about life style and eating habits. One of the most striking things that showed up in this survey was that all the 90 + year olds had one thing in common. THEY ALL REGULARLY ATE RED MEAT. There were no Vegan citizens of that state that had lived beyond their early 80s at that time. They also noticed that the percentage of Vegans in the population started dropping rapidly after about the age of 65 and that the general health of the vegans was not as good as the general health of the meat eaters.
It seems that there are amino acids that our bodies require to live, and the easiest source is from red meat. You can also get them from some vegetable sources, but the vegetable form is not as easy for the body to absorb as the red meat form. Then as the body gets older, absorbing the vegetable form of these amino acids gets even harder to do.
There are also fatty acids that we need for a healthy heart, called omega 3, omega 6, & omega 9. The best sources for these fatty acids seems to be fish and eggs.
I think I'll eat some fish now & then + enjoy a steak or two along the way, in hopes I'm one of the lucky meat eaters who will live much longer than the vegan fools at PETA.
BTW: I've heard of another bunch out there going by the name of PETA. Theirs stands for People Eating Tasty Animals.
They should really teach this kind of thing in school, so young impressionable kids would learn the truth before they get some whacked out version from MTV.
Amen, young impressionable kids is right. They are hearing all the wrong things these days. My greatgrandfather, grandfather, etc.as well as myself, all raised their own animals for consumption as well as profit. They all lived to a ripe old age, and understood that we were meant to use the animals God provided, and do so in a responsible fashion. I don't remember any of them dying from any protien related illness, but if you asked them to stop eating meat, they would likely have told you to take a flying leap. I feel like I'm a conservationist whether I'm out there with a rod, gun, or notebook. Just a thought.
The ironic thing is that half of the people in those groups probably have a tounge or lip ring them selves. So maybe the fish are actually just wanting to make a fashion statement when they bite our hooks.
What really burns me is that nowhere, I mean nowhere, have I ever seen something from PETA or their brethren about helping PEOPLE who are in pain, who are suffering, who need food, clothing or shelter. PETA seems to take the position that the life of an animal, no matter where it is on the food chain, is of equal value to that of a person.
I don't ever hear of them holding a food drive for the homeless, or a vegan cookoff for the poor, or a raffle for the kid with cancer.
They don't and they won't because they assess the value of their life and worth and equate it with that of a dog or cat or elephant or fish. Pardon the heck out of me, but I value my life and that of most other humans far more than that of any animal.
And one last question to ponder: What would happen if someone from PETA wound up on the business end of an attacking animal? Would their own animal survival instincts kick in or would they comfort it into submission?