You guys want a hot take? Fishing for sport is stupid and should be illegal. Hey guys check it out, I injured this animal! Now its all tired and stressed, lol. Lets take a selfie and then dump it off the boat all bloodied and such. The only reason people can get away with it is because humans still dont believe (or try their best to ignore) that fish feel pain and stress. Imagine if there was a similar sport with wolves or big cats or something where you chased the thing for hours just to take some selfies with its exhausted body and then leave. By all means, go out and catch yourself fish to eat. But fighting huge predatory fish for hours just for “fun” is cruel and unnecessary. Unfortunately, attracting and retaining sport fishermen (via protecting their favorite sport fishes) is one of the only things that prompts governments to care about aquatic ecosystem health. I cant speak for this myself, but I know some people buy hunting / fishing licenses as a way to support conservation while having no intention of hunting / fishing themselves. I think that would be a cool trend.
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