Another reason NOT to eat fish
EEEK! :o :oI wish my nephew could read English, I'd send him this...he is soooo snooty about "going for sushi"--basically because it's the most expensive restaurant in town and Nothing is Too Good for Him (just ask him, he'll tell you). Even in my most omni days, sushi was a total turnoff...
The Philippines has had massive damage to its coral reefs- there is severe poverty there, and many fish for a living in over-fished waters. Because of the desperation and poverty of the fishermen, they often resort to illegal dynamite fishing - which destroys the reefs, causing serious environmental damage, and contributing to problems like this.
My fish-avoidance reason goes more like this:
by florence jacques
There once was a puffin just the shape of a muffin,
And he lived on an island in the deep blue sea,
He ate little fishes, which were most delicious,
And he ate them for breakfast and he ate them for tea.
But this poor little puffin, he couldn't play nothin',
'Cause he didn't have no-one to play with at all.
So he sat on his island and he cried for a while, and
He felt very lonesome and he felt very small.
Then along came the fishes and they said, "If you wishes,
You can have us for playmates, instead of for tea."
Now they all play together in all kinds of weather,
And the puffin eats pancakes, like you and like me.
forgive me for re-posting that one - it's one of my favorite poems! Some people quote Shakespeare, I quote puffin poems!