[LMB] Barrayar - checking assumptions - OT:
howard at brazee.net
Tue Apr 13 01:16:08 BST 2010
On Apr 12, 2010, at 2:46 PM, Eric Oppen wrote:
> Because my impression of many if not most of the anti-fox-hunting people is that while they talk a lot about cruelty to the poor little foxes, they have other motives---mainly "sticking a pin in the toffs." I notice that very few, if any, of them, have a word to say against angling, which could be said to be equally cruel to fish. Angling, unlike fox hunting, is a sport widely practiced by "ordinary folk," though, so going after it would not be as much fun or as popular.
I don't think they are equally cruel. IMHO, fishing is much more cruel, dangling the fish from a hook in its mouth and letting it asphyxiate slowly.
But fish don't seem like us and ours, so their pain gets disregarded.
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