A salmon or a trout or any fish has a choice on whether to take a fly or lure, wild animals do not choose to get lead shot at high speed in their general direction.Hunting, shooting and fishing, all fieldsports. Obviously, some are only interested or take part in one or other but many have an interest or take part in all.
I personally can’t get my head round the logic that hooking a fish in the mouth, then playing it in, whether it is returned to the water, or knocked on the head, is in some way less cruel than anyone shooting a pigeon, deer or pheasant. It’s all a form of hunting at the end of the day.
I'm not sure the fish see it as a choice to take a lure!A salmon or a trout or any fish has a choice on whether to take a fly or lure, wild animals do not choose to get lead shot at high speed in their general direction.
You are right in one sense that an animal shot is put out of its misery as with C&R could easily be regarded as cruelty by those that do not fish.
I would much rather see threads about other fieldsports on a fishing forum than threads about COVID-19 (I can’t imagine there are many fieldsports threads on medical forums - but I am probably wrong; I usually am!). Being the eclectic, open-minded, non-judgmental and accepting bunch we are however (), we have both on here. I choose to read the stuff that interests me and ignore anything that doesn’t - if you don’t want to read the threads on hunting/hooting then don’t.Surely the clue is in the title of this forum?
Don't hunters and shooters have their own online forums?