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Animal activists free 15,000 farmed fish to their deaths
Times Online ^ | 9/20/6 | Valerie Elliott

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, don’t 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. Isn’t 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alf

1 posted on 09/21/2006 8:00:08 AM PDT by ZGuy
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To: ZGuy

They did it just for the halibut.


2 posted on 09/21/2006 8:00:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ZGuy

Idiots.


3 posted on 09/21/2006 8:01:15 AM PDT by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: ZGuy

Saving fish from drowning...


4 posted on 09/21/2006 8:03:17 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: murphE

My pet fish Eric is an 'alibut!


5 posted on 09/21/2006 8:03:53 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: ZGuy
The fish farmer, who did not wish to be identified

Halibuton

6 posted on 09/21/2006 8:04:19 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 135-139)
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To: ZGuy

ALF should stick to cats! :-)
Leave them fish alone.


7 posted on 09/21/2006 8:04:32 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: dfwgator
Very good!

But seriously -- do these nuts want people to go hungry?
8 posted on 09/21/2006 8:04:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: ZGuy; presidio9

They did nothing but raise the price for the halibut. Stupid.


9 posted on 09/21/2006 8:04:57 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: ZGuy

Too bad the fish farmer didn't get a chance to "liberate" some of the terrorists from their mortal coils.


10 posted on 09/21/2006 8:05:31 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Government IS the problem.)
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To: ZGuy

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..


11 posted on 09/21/2006 8:06:33 AM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: Froufrou

Reminds me of when the PETA guy gave the resteraunt lobsters their freedom, but he neglected to take the rubber bands off.


12 posted on 09/21/2006 8:07:51 AM PDT by presidio9 (Make Mohammed's day: Shoot a nun in the back.)
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To: Toby06

Actually, halibut like flounder and fluke, are highly predatory fish.


13 posted on 09/21/2006 8:07:59 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Froufrou
"They did nothing but raise the price for the halibut"

Halibut is my favorite fish to eat. Here on the east coast, we pay at least $13/lb for it. Looks like I'll be eating more cod this year.
14 posted on 09/21/2006 8:09:52 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: PzLdr

You're right, but it just doesn't seem so bad when it's fish.


15 posted on 09/21/2006 8:10:25 AM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: ZGuy

Freed flounders lose their soles.........


16 posted on 09/21/2006 8:10:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: dfwgator

Ouch!


17 posted on 09/21/2006 8:11:55 AM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: dfwgator

Ouch!


18 posted on 09/21/2006 8:12:03 AM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

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.


19 posted on 09/21/2006 8:12:16 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: dfwgator

Ouch!


20 posted on 09/21/2006 8:12:30 AM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: ZGuy
"...an attack believed to have been carried out by animal rights activists."

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.

21 posted on 09/21/2006 8:12:39 AM PDT by azhenfud (an enigma between two parentheses)
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To: Toby06
How will these people ever recover?

Insurance.

22 posted on 09/21/2006 8:12:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Please pray for Vlad's four top incisors to arrive real soon!)
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To: ZGuy
peta's position on the matter


23 posted on 09/21/2006 8:12:56 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: ZGuy
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, don’t survive unless they are looked after.

The earth worshiping cult now has bloo.....er......caviar on it's hands.

24 posted on 09/21/2006 8:14:39 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Dixie Yooper

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.


25 posted on 09/21/2006 8:15:05 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: presidio9
Reminds me of when the PETA guy gave the resteraunt lobsters their freedom, but he neglected to take the rubber bands off.

LOL. DUH!!!

26 posted on 09/21/2006 8:16:16 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: BenLurkin

We are not talking about highly intelligent individuals here.


27 posted on 09/21/2006 8:19:27 AM PDT by El Sordo
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To: ZGuy

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.


28 posted on 09/21/2006 8:27:12 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (VOTE DEMOCRAT--TERRORISTS ARE COUNTING ON IT)
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To: ZGuy
I say we liberate the ALF by releasing them in the middle of the Atlantic.
29 posted on 09/21/2006 8:29:31 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Tax-chick

Hopefully, but it may take a few years.


30 posted on 09/21/2006 8:29:50 AM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: PzLdr

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!!!


31 posted on 09/21/2006 8:30:31 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: ZGuy

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.


32 posted on 09/21/2006 8:51:55 AM PDT by Fairview
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To: Froufrou

Red snapper, yum!


33 posted on 09/21/2006 8:56:22 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: PzLdr

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.


34 posted on 09/21/2006 9:40:38 AM PDT by trimom
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To: BenLurkin
do these nuts want people to go hungry?

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.

35 posted on 09/21/2006 10:21:20 AM PDT by Valpal1 (Big Media is like Barney Fife with a gun.)
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To: Valpal1

36 posted on 09/21/2006 10:24:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Ditter

The awesome fish, hands down!


37 posted on 09/21/2006 11:09:02 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: ZGuy
I wonder why these terrorists aren't being stalked with vigor?

I guess you ain't a terrorist unless you fly planes into buildings.

38 posted on 09/21/2006 11:12:07 AM PDT by Protagoras ( "moderation in principle is always a vice."........Thomas Paine)
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To: Froufrou

Lake perch is one of the most tasty meals I can think of. Even better if you eat them right after you catch themselves.


39 posted on 09/21/2006 11:18:26 AM PDT by Protagoras ( "moderation in principle is always a vice."........Thomas Paine)
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To: Dixie Yooper

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.


40 posted on 09/21/2006 8:28:18 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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