Tuesday, January 4, 2005

PETA urges Jimmy Carter: Stop fishing
Ex-president described agony after being hooked in face

Posted: January 4, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is urging former President Jimmy Carter to stop fishing after he recently told the story of being accidentally hooked in the face during an angling outing.

On one of its websites, FishingHurts.com, PETA says that during an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Carter described the accident.

"His painful ordeal ended when his bodyguard stood on his chest and yanked the embedded lure from his face – the agony and fear that he felt are quite familiar to any fish who has been hooked on a fisher's line," PETA said.[emphasis by Archivist]

The animal-rights group claims fish are intelligent creatures who feel pain, "and we expect that a compassionate world leader like President Carter will agree that they [fish] deserve to live in peace."[emphasis by Archivist]

Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

According to Reuters, PETA faxed a letter yesterday to Carter's nonprofit Carter Center appealing to him to give up fishing.

A Carter Center spokesman told the new service the center does not comment on Carter's private correspondence.

The hook incident wasn't the first fishing horror endured by Carter. In 1979, he claimed that during a fishing trip in April of that year he was attacked by a "killer rabbit" and was forced to beat back the animal with a canoe paddle. The president later laughed off the report, saying it was the creation of a group of White House reporters and staff members after a Saturday night of socializing.

Concluded PETA: "We hope that President Carter will make his next foray into the great outdoors without any deadly weapons."


If indeed 'fish are intelligent creatures who feel pain'' as PETA asserts, and whereas PETA so readily empathizes with whatever a fish may feel, how is it that PETA lacks any trace of compassion for what an about-to-be aborted baby is feeling, as the abortionist's forceps twist off arms, legs, and the suction tube pierces its skull????  If mere fish 'deserve to live in peace' then why not the unborn ???

Then there’s this sorry saga of teen-age "birth control" - a  partial bat abortion as it were.  Such is yet another, and all-to-common, example of how the teaching of moral relativism and a specifically secular (i.e., God-less) agenda in our public schools results in social behaviors that are unthinkable to previous generations.

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