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I agree with other comments re: not understanding "catch & release" and the sense, by those who do it, that it is just good, clean, fun. How is it humane to pierce a fish, cause it to fight for it's life, drag it over a rough boat or dock edge or onto shore, pull out the barbed hook (not always without damage while the fish is flailing and gasping) just for bragging rights? While I appreciate the attempt to unhook the fish, cutting open the fish while still alive to release the young was also barbaric ... although perhaps the only way in which the young could be saved. Was Mote Marine or other wildlife experts called? Anyone who fishes should have their number and other wildlife agencies (especially Pelican Rescues, since so many are ensnared in fishing lines/hooks). Fishing is never humane, although for those who actually eat what they catch, bearable. Still, it never ceases to amaze me that fishing is promoted as a "fun" sport; that fisher(wo)men and their friends think nothing of holding up a gasping, dying fish for photos, without regard for the cruelty of their indifference. They also seem to be completely indifferent to the hours fish remain on hold lines while they continue fishing, or that they are often allowed to suffocate rather then being killed quickly and as humanely as possible. It's a brutal activity, promoted as a family activity in part because it is such a money maker for so many different commercial entities. 2 months ago
It is infuriating that 834 greyhounds must remain in any type of cage, much less the "unsanitary and dangerous conditions" "cited by "the state". Who in the state? And why have they taken so long to cite the filthy Sarasota Kennel Club. As for not being able to obtain sufficient metal crates ... please. They've had 7 months!
As usual, it seems, "the state" has acted on behalf of the miscreant owners rather then perform their duty to ensure protection of the hapless greyhounds. Greyhound racing is replete with abuses, even with the best of facilities. Subjecting the greyhounds to filthy and dangerous holding pens adds additional misery to the ongoing abuses. The "state" needs to represent the majority of taxpayers who have indicated time and time again that they do not support greyhound racing. Close this rat trap down and help secure adoptions to loving homes for the greyhounds.7 months ago