Skip to comments.Animal activists free 15,000 farmed fish to their deaths
Posted on 09/21/2006 8:00:07 AM PDT by ZGuy
POLICE have warned fish farmers to increase their security after 15,000 halibut were released from their cages in an attack believed to have been carried out by animal rights activists. Thousands of dead fish are being washed up along the west coast of Scotland after the raid at Kames Marine Fish Farm, near Oban. The perpetrators are thought to have attacked last week. Detectives believe that the attack could be linked to a spate of other farm attacks throughout the country. The letters ALF (Animal Liberation Front) were spray-painted near by.
The loss is estimated to have cost the fish farm at least £500,000 as boats, cranes and offices were also vandalised. The halibut died from starvation or getting caught in seaweed. They were also being eaten by herring gulls and otters.
The fish farmer, who did not wish to be identified, said: They claim they liberated them into the sea but sadly, as we all know, farmed animals, whether they are fish or any animals, dont survive unless they are looked after.
The fish farmer added: We farm them in a sustainable way. The welfare of the fish is at the forefront of our minds. Isnt it better to have farmed fish than to be pillaging the seas where stocks are declining dramatically?
Fish farms in Scotland, Kent and the South West have been attacked in the past year.
They did it just for the halibut.
Saving fish from drowning...
My pet fish Eric is an 'alibut!
ALF should stick to cats! :-)
Leave them fish alone.
They did nothing but raise the price for the halibut. Stupid.
Too bad the fish farmer didn't get a chance to "liberate" some of the terrorists from their mortal coils.
I think this one is just slightly less dumb than the mink release. At least halibut aren't predators.
Damn, a half million pounds in damage? How will these people ever recover? That's a rough hit!
ALF, ELF and the other enviroterrorists need to be hunted down with the same zeal we use on Saddam, et. al..
Reminds me of when the PETA guy gave the resteraunt lobsters their freedom, but he neglected to take the rubber bands off.
Actually, halibut like flounder and fluke, are highly predatory fish.
You're right, but it just doesn't seem so bad when it's fish.
Freed flounders lose their soles.........
I like salmon or steelhead trout. Halibut can be tough, as can swordfish, and cod isn't really available here. I avoid perch and flounder, unless it's stuffed with crabmeat.
Stupid a$$e$. Shows just how much they know about the animals they pretend to protect when they dump 15,000 on the eco resources without regard to how it will support them. Dumb, VERY dumb.
The earth worshiping cult now has bloo.....er......caviar on it's hands.
I have buddies that go to Alaska every year to fish for halibut. They throw back the 20-50 lbs., keep the bigger ones. Records for them 168 and 172 lbs. Biggest they've seen caught 302.
We are not talking about highly intelligent individuals here.
The farmer made a great point. Farming fish actually protects the fish in the wild from diminishing by being overfished. The more fish and seafood that can be farmed is a win win situation.
Hopefully, but it may take a few years.
We went to Victoria Canada for our honeymoon 10 years ago via Seattle. Of the 6 days and nights we spent out there, I had Halibut 4 of the nights for dinner.
I don't anything about sea fishing, but would think the smaller younger fish at 20-50 lbs. would taste better?
i.e. Brooke Trout - 7" to 9" make the best fryers!!!
This is so typical. Animal rights activists know nothing and care less about actual animal welfare, which is a very different thing. These are the same thugs who beat horses at foxhunts, as if the poor animals had any control over the hunt. They set minks loose to die in the wild and steal foxhounds, which then had to be euthanized because they don't (as a rule) make decent housepets. Everything they do is destructive and violent.
Red snapper, yum!
And, like flounder, very tasty and quick to prepare. LOL
My husband went halibut fishing earlier this month in Homer, Alaska. Good game fish and we have it in the freezer now.
Yes! It's part of the culture of death. They oppose anything that contributes to the welfare of mankind because they think humans are a parasite on their beloved earth mother/goddess.
The awesome fish, hands down!
I guess you ain't a terrorist unless you fly planes into buildings.
Lake perch is one of the most tasty meals I can think of. Even better if you eat them right after you catch themselves.
Apparently they call the less than 50-60lb fish "chickens". They process the fish the day they're caught,cut them into serving portions,vacuum seal them and flash freeze them. Taste great.
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