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Canberra Carp-Out 2012

By johnboy - 13 March 2012 30

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Carp Whacking Day this Sunday. What more do you need to know?

Well they’ve got a whole website for you.

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Canberra Carp-Out 2012
bigfeet 7:15 am 14 Mar 12

Bramina said :

Carp are pretty hardy. As I recall, the original carp were brought here wrapped in peat or moss or something for the 18 month voyage.

I think you will find it was fish eggs and ova transported in moss, not actual live fish.

I hope the fish eggs weren’t battery farmed

Bramina 11:09 pm 13 Mar 12

Carp are pretty hardy. As I recall, the original carp were brought here wrapped in peat or moss or something for the 18 month voyage.

TheDancingDjinn 10:53 pm 13 Mar 12

Disinformation said :

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

Oddly enough, there are huge carp in the UK that have been caught individually several hundred times. Over years of being hunted on artificial bait. Not just one, but several examples of this exist.
They’re well known in the carp fishing community.
If it were such a traumatic thing, you’d start to wonder why these carp kept taking artificial bait. Most animals very quickly form associations with negative events.
Science still says that fish with different mouth structures have few nerve endings in some of them too.

Are’nt fish meant to have bad memories ? – was that ever proven, or was it just something people said – i remember hearing it as a child though…

Disinformation 10:28 pm 13 Mar 12

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

Oddly enough, there are huge carp in the UK that have been caught individually several hundred times. Over years of being hunted on artificial bait. Not just one, but several examples of this exist.
They’re well known in the carp fishing community.
If it were such a traumatic thing, you’d start to wonder why these carp kept taking artificial bait. Most animals very quickly form associations with negative events.
Science still says that fish with different mouth structures have few nerve endings in some of them too.

TheDancingDjinn 10:22 pm 13 Mar 12

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

I actually can’t handle fishing for this reason – i have even had weird dreams where huge hooks have shot through my roof and dragged me by my face into the ocean to drown. It can’t be too fun being a fish – or a chicken in a cage for that matter (or really any animal that isnt treated well)

dungfungus 10:16 pm 13 Mar 12

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

My cat is a female – will this make the outcome different?

LSWCHP 10:06 pm 13 Mar 12

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

Yes yes yes. The death of a wild animal at the hands of someone who is hunting or fishing is almost certainly painful. But every living thing dies eventually.

If it wasn’t caught on a hookand killed, that fish would have eventually become too old and weak to forage for its food and it would have starved to death or been eaten alive by a predator. Or if it was a predatory species, it wouldn’t have been able to savagely attack and eat its prey alive, thus becoming weak and eventually itself being eaten alive etc etc.

Wild animals, including fish, don’t end up in the Old Wild Animal Folks Rest Home, where they peacefully see out the autumns of their lives. They generally die horribly, through starvation and being eaten alive by insects, birds etc.

The whole business of “be wonderful to all living things because we must never hurt anything” is foolish and fallacious. It shows no respect to the creatures that we share the planet with, and whom most of us kill (directly or indirectly) in order to eat and survive ourselves.

AsparagusSyndrome 9:46 pm 13 Mar 12

Errm… has the E. Coli from Quangers cleared yet?

I for one would be reluctant to partake in a fish’n’faeces festival.

Ko. 8:54 pm 13 Mar 12

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

You should send a letter to the editor about this. It’s an outrage!

ScienceRules 8:38 pm 13 Mar 12

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

Bit of a one trick pony aren’t you, Mike? In this case it doesn’t matter if the bloody things feel pain, they are pests and are destroying our lakes and rivers as ecosystems for native species. The more dead carp, the better.

KB1971 8:19 pm 13 Mar 12

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

Ohhhh gawd………

Deckard 8:15 pm 13 Mar 12

mos said :

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

You’ve been fishing with Captain RAAF…

mos 7:48 pm 13 Mar 12

The science is pretty well in – fish (carp) DO feel pain. Catching a fish by putting a hook in his mouth and dragging him through the water then onto the land is exactly equivalent to putting a hook through the face of your cat, dragging him across the lawn then sticking him into a bucket of water – whether you hold him there long enough to drown him or remove the hook and let him out.

Spykler 6:09 pm 13 Mar 12

Redfin? there’s still some of those left in the swamp?

Sandman 4:59 pm 13 Mar 12

Lets hope the Egg Activists don’t get a hold of this one. Imagine the uproar of the carp first being taken from it’s native habitat and introduced to this foreign lake (just like the African slaves) only to then be brutally fished from the lake using sharp hooks and told that they are no longer welcome there.

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