Today I came across a group on Facebook called Sturgeon Slayers….I’m appalled there are four pro hockey players (!) proud of the fact that they caught a 7 and a half foot long fish: now even if they are not that tall they must be at least 22 ft in total. That’s just bullying in my book. Even if they had taken it single handed what’s to be proud of ? do they need to eat? are they hungry? Or simply revelling in an (unfair) battle. I despair of hunting: man against nature? OK put the telescopic sighted high power rifle away and take on a grizzly? Fancy your chances? Doubt it? but even that isn’t that the point! I don’t believe that any other animal kills for fun!

By Rowland Jones

Jones spends his time writing & performing his songs, writing to the papers, doing illustrations for Zuiderlucht and browsing idly around the net for considerably longer than any adult should . . .

2 replies on “What?”

Before you start writing about what you don’t know. Do some research. We do not kill any fish! In fact killing Sturgeon is against the law in Canada.

We catch and release and do conservation work for the province of BC. We collected data on the fish and released it carefully back into the river.

We take fish handling very seriously and do not harm any of this fish we catch.

All of our work is handed into the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society.

I was writing as a reaction to what you had posted. In fact, I did not say that you killed the fish. It was simply the idea of fishing and hunting, in general, I was referring to.
I think that fact that you do research for the Society is good, but unfortunately it was not about this that you had written, but the “hunt”.

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