PETA Sinks In Against Fishing
October 27, 2011
Hayden Hamilton was a lone campaigner for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Thursday as she stood on the corner of Washington street and Del Monte avenue near the Monterey Harbor with a simple, two-word sign that read, "Fishing Hurts."
The controversial organization has started a new campaign condemning parents who teach their children to fish, arguing that it is wrong to torment and abuse animals.
"We are trying to make the point that hooking a fish and dragging it through the water is the same as putting a hook in your pet dog's mouth and dragging it behind your car," says Hamilton as she handed out PETA leaflets to people passing by. "It is really a life and death situation."
More information on PETA's campaign can be found at www.FishingHurts.com.
This is PETA's second protest in Monterey, with the last one in August had a nude woman with cuts of meat drawn on her body to stand up against people killing animals for food.