Do you love animals and desire that they all be treated ethically ? I love animals almost as much as St. Francis, whose home I visited in Italy a few years ago. It seemed natural that I would join PETA.
However, reading their brochure presented me with a dilemma. We should not catch fish, they say, since fish have feelings. I’m a Newfoundlander, and the whole history, culture and economy of this province were built on the cod fishery. Local fishermen still fish for other species, and our local economy depends on our fish processing plant.
I know that many of the first disciples of Jesus were fishermen. He cooked a fish breakfast for them, (John 21) and fed the multitudes with loaves and fishes, as tofu and kale were unavailable.
I am still unsure as to whether Jesus would join PETA. What is your opinion ?