This Could Have Been Me – Or You.
I’ve seen a lot of stupid in my day, but I must admit I can’t recall anything quite this outrageous.
Since my very youngest days on this planet, I’ve enjoyed fishing for, frying up and devouring fish. I’ve also enjoyed taking part in the catch and release program that was instituted many years ago as a way to preserve the breeding stock of various species, thus ensuring there would always be fish to eat, so long as I didn’t catch them all. To that end, I’ve learned how to release a fish back to the water very carefully, thus ensuring they’ll continue to live, reproduce and be a viable source for food, if and when I so desired.
The State of Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has sponsored a youth fishing program for many years. It’s simply called “Let’s Go Fishing” and experts conduct hands-on seminars to teach the ages old art of fishing – something that goes back to pre Biblical times.
Imagine my shock to learn that by fishing and teaching children to fish, I’m committing mortal sin and, further, glorifying and encouraging children to become violent!