[LMB] Barrayar - checking assumptions - OT:

Howard Brazee 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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