Originally posted by: Greymist on 8/3/2005 9:37:09 AM
I just have to share this with all of you. I nearly fell out of my chair roaring with laughter at these PETA fools!!!! I really don't give a darn about politics at all, but this Gov Pawlenty will get my vote for re-election on this alone!!!
Here it is:
GOVERNOR PAWLENTY'S STATEMENT REGARDING A REQUEST FROM PETA TO DECLARE WALLEYE OFF-LIMITS TO FISHING -- August 2, 2005
Saint Paul â€“ The following is a statement from Governor Tim Pawlenty regarding a request from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to declare walleye off limits to fishing in Minnesota:
â€œPETA continues to display goofy judgment. Fishing is part of our way of life in Minnesota â€“ moms, dads, kids, and grandparents enjoy beautiful summer and winter days fishing. We care for and enjoy our natural resources the right way. The PETA â€˜Fish Empathy Projectâ€™ is nutty and misses the mark. Fishing is not, as they claim, the same thing as hooking a dog through the mouth and dragging them behind your car.
â€œPETA should stay out of Minnesotaâ€™s proud fishing lifestyle. Because of their letter, Iâ€™m going out for a walleye dinner tonight.â€
PETA you do have balls asking Minnesotans to give up Walleye fishing, I'll give you that. But I wouldn't advise showing yourselves publicly around here all too soon, if ya's get my drift. Fish on a stringer or hooks in a dog's mouth will be the least of your concerns. STAY OUT OF OUR STATE IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have sent a thank you e-mail to Gov. Pawlenty and I think all of us should. Wheather you are a Democrat or a Republican or not, you are a fisherman and this man just told PETA to take a hike. Say thanks to him.
here's his e-mail: email@example.com