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Public Defenders for Animals
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Last month, Antoine Goetschel went to court here in defense of an unusual client: a 22-pound pike that had fought a fisherman for 10 minutes before surrendering.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870391520457510352083679431...

These beliefs or people (like Antoine) are not unusual, what's unusual is their government elevates these ideas and gives these people authority to punish.

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Re: Public Defenders for Animals

Antoine cannot in good faith defend a Pike from any Angler unless he is willing to defend the rights of smaller fish from the jaws of the Pike. Don't they know that Pike are a preditorial fish? A food chain exists. We as humans are not at the top of the food chain, but only near the top of it. So what makes anti-hunters or anti-fishing folks think we are in the wrong for taking fish and game?

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That is a good point about the Pike. Although with as wacky as this hasn't gotten, I wouldn't be surprised if they start prosecuting fish-on-fish violence.

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Re: Public Defenders for Animals

Hmmm... Think I think we need some of these animal public defenders right here in our country! The wolves need to be tried for torturing elk!

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Re: Public Defenders for Animals
cowgal wrote:
Hmmm... Think I think we need some of these animal public defenders right here in our country! The wolves need to be tried for torturing elk!

Leave the Wolves alone !! Hammer

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"Your honor, in the case of this deer, we find the defendant guilty on all counts of being delicious. The sentence is death!" Hammer

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