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Fishing

What right have anglers to inflict pain and suffering upon sentient beings? Just because angling is legal and widely-practised does not make it morally acceptable.

Every year millions of fish suffer and many thousands die.

Just as with hunting and shooting, angling revolves around using and causing suffering to a living creature to provide amusement for human beings.

nite fisherman hunting for bloodsport

Looking at the above facts, it is obvious that angling is cruel and that there is every justification to classify it as a bloodsport. Fish are vertebrates with a brain, a central nervous system and pain receptors all over their bodies, including their lips – which cause them to feel extreme pain when their mouths are pierced by hooks. After being hauled from the water they experience an excruciatingly painful decompression, followed by a slow, distressing death by suffocation.

Angling inflicts injury, causes pain and trauma to the fish and even if the fish is to be returned to the water, death can still result from handling.

Even when using wet hands an angler will remove the protective outer mucous layer, leaving the fish open to infection when returned to the water.

There are other negative impacts of angling. Nylon line frequently breaks when hooks become snagged on underwater obstructions or bankside vegetation, or is discarded when it gets tangled during casting. It is only very slowly biodegradable and is the cause of death and injury to millions of animals, including waterfowl, such as swans and ducks.

fish living in its natural habitat

Fish are intelligent individuals who feel pain in the same way that dogs and cats do. Fish learn by watching other fish, recognize each other, remember one another, and exhibit some behaviours comparable to primates’ behaviours. So why do you think that it’s an acceptable activity to kill them?

THERE IS NO EXCUSE.
FIND ANOTHER ‘HOBBY’

angling is a cruel bloodsport and creates suffering for animals

BAN THIS BLOODSPORT
NOW!

So, what are we doing about it?

Protests

Another form of bloodsport, fishing needs to be stopped. NARA has protested and disrupted fishermen numerous times, and have taken direct action against them by confiscating crustaceans and releasing them back into the sea. This isn't going to stop any time soon - join us next time!

Awarness

Often the forgotten victims in vegan campaigns, educating people on the fact that fish are sentient is a huge priority. If you would like to help spread awareness on this important issue, let us know and we will send you a leaflet pack.

Lobbying

If fishing was illegal, it would save millions of lives every year. Contact your local TD and council, and ask them to put a ban on fishing in your local area! Not sure what to say? Email us for advice!

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NARA is a legal, grassroots level organisation that only operates within the law. Information on this website is for the purpose of legal protest and information only. It should not be used to commit any criminal acts or harassment. NARA is not affiliated to any other animal rights group. NARA has no links or involvement with the Animal Liberation Front or the Animal Rights Militia. Any articles published on this web site relating to illegal activities are posted for the sole reason of publishing news related to animal rights, and are not intended to incite or encourage similar acts.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any questions, report something or get involved.

CONTACT

  • +353 (0) 86 8729 444
  • info@naracampaigns.org
  • PO Box 11019
  • Dublin 2, Ireland.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any questions, report something or get involved.

CONTACT

  • +353 (0) 86 8729 444
  • info@naracampaigns.org
  • PO Box 11019
  • Dublin 2, Ireland.

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