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Is it unethical to catch your own fish for food?

Discussion in 'General' started by Consistency, May 26, 2018.

  1. Consistency
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    Consistency Active Member Banned

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    I'm going to try to articulate what I believe is logical and ethical. Please hear me out and please don't jump to conclusions about what I mean.

    My points are.

    1) Since it is self evident that dolphins and other whales are intelligent beings like us and they need to eat fish to survive and evolve.

    2) Since humans who eat specific type of small fish are the most attractive and tend to look like fishes. This indicates that the DNA from the fish is being absorbed and incorporated into their human genome and eventually passed unto their next generation.

    3) It's unethical to buy fish from the supermarket because it comes from an unethical capitalistic source without regard of the damage that it is doing.

    4) I believe it is ethical for someone to be independent of capitalism by catching their own small fish to survive, evolve and pass on attractive genes.

    After reading my points. Is it unethical to catch your own fish for food when it is needed for evolution?
     
  2. Sax
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    I'm not even going to read your post.

    YES.
     
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    Unless you're living in some region where there is literally nothing else available you, other than fish, it's absolutely unethical to eat fish for your consumption
     
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    Well since seas are overfished and you aren't living on a tribal reservation I would say yes, you're causing unnecessary violence to fish and stealing food sources from bears and other fish eating non human animals.

    As for the "intelligence" factor...primates don't eat fish so there goes that argument. Also humans easily absorb Omega 3s from flax and walnuts too. People who have issues with this or pregnant women or those with mental health issues can still eat algal DHA (basically eating what the fish eat, the algae itself).

    Do I respect personal fishing or hunting over supermarket meat consumption? Of course. Do I acknowledge Alaskan tribes on the frozen tundra who have no other significant food source? Of course.

    But if you live in Seattle or Savannah and are trying to justify sport fishing that's a joke. No. Just...no.
     
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    What are you tripping on, mate? Not being judgemental, just curious.
     

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