If Fish Could Scream.

I was watching one of those TV fishing shows. Two men were in a boat with all sorts of lines, rods, hooks etc. They hook a fish and slowly reel it in until they can see it at the surface. They then stop to describe the fish, fishing conditions, boat, tackle, weather and so on. For ten minutes they talk while the poor fish fights for its life with a hook in its mouth. They take a net and scoop it up into the boat and proceed to measure it and show it off, still with the hook in its mouth. Eventually the hook is removed and the fish released.

 I wonder what perverse pleasure they get from making this defenseless creature suffer and it occurs to me that they wouldn’t do it – IF FISH COULD SCREAM.

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