Originally posted by: Greymist on 8/3/2005 9:03:11 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!!!!
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€