It’s pretty fucking hard to argue with good advice like that. But it’s even harder to argue with the fact that we SERIOUSLY NEED TO CHANGE OUR FUCKING FISHING HABITS. (Links to scary pictures showing how we fuck fish.)
Get this for retarded: Half of all the fish caught in the North Sea are thrown back overboard, dead. That is colossally fucked up. Imagine if we landfilled half the chickens before they left the farm – if we rounded them up, killed them, and then just threw them in a hole. For a start it would be declared “uneconomic“, then inhumane, then just plain fucking stupid.
You’re not a stupid, inhumane person (I hope?), but lots of people are because their vision is blurred by short-sightedness and cartoon dollar signs in their eyes. Since smart people who give a fuck AND ARE PREPARED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT still seem to be in the minority, we need to take action.
- Sign up to FishFight. Hugh Fairly-Longname’s successful campaign is going Europe wide today. Share this with anyone you know in Europe and ask them to sign up, too.
- Eat mackerel, pollack, coley, dab, flounder, or megrim instead.
- Save yourself the hassle of remembering that list and go (at least mostly) veggie.
- Pat yourself on the back for being civilised and wise.