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LETTER

Re: Do your bit, stop fishing — November 4 letter.

Oh Bob, I fear your efforts lie in the wrong place. It is ignorant of you to tell a single person to stop fishing. You are essentially trying to bail out a sinking ship with a tea cup. If you really desire to make a noticeable difference, focus on the commercial fishing companies — they are the ones pillaging our water, not the honest Kiwi bloke.

As for telling a person to stop eating fish in general. Jeez! You have told Mr Jorion to delete a source of essential nutrients from his diet. You have told him to allow a commercially-caught and sold animal to die for nothing.

Yes, many people will argue that killing in general is wrong but I ask you, if an animal’s life has been taken, are we not obligated to make sure it has not died in vain?

Perhaps we should all stop breathing? Maybe this could be our part in the war against climate change . . . before you tell me how absurd this is and how little difference it would make, with mega-factories pumping out kilotons of smoke compared to a little ole human, look at your proposal of the honest Kiwi bloke giving up his pride and joy.

Any sensible person wouldn’t tell a shark to stop eating fish, so how is one man any different?

Cameron Wood

Re: Do your bit, stop fishing — November 4 letter.

Oh Bob, I fear your efforts lie in the wrong place. It is ignorant of you to tell a single person to stop fishing. You are essentially trying to bail out a sinking ship with a tea cup. If you really desire to make a noticeable difference, focus on the commercial fishing companies — they are the ones pillaging our water, not the honest Kiwi bloke.

As for telling a person to stop eating fish in general. Jeez! You have told Mr Jorion to delete a source of essential nutrients from his diet. You have told him to allow a commercially-caught and sold animal to die for nothing.

Yes, many people will argue that killing in general is wrong but I ask you, if an animal’s life has been taken, are we not obligated to make sure it has not died in vain?

Perhaps we should all stop breathing? Maybe this could be our part in the war against climate change . . . before you tell me how absurd this is and how little difference it would make, with mega-factories pumping out kilotons of smoke compared to a little ole human, look at your proposal of the honest Kiwi bloke giving up his pride and joy.

Any sensible person wouldn’t tell a shark to stop eating fish, so how is one man any different?

Cameron Wood

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