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PETA asks Kauai man rescued from capsized boat to give up fishing

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:52 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2013

LIHUE >> The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking a Kauai man to give up fishing after the Coast Guard had to rescue him when a 230-pound tuna capsized his boat.

PETA says Anthony Wichman should use the near-death experience to consider the cruelty of fishing.

The Garden Island  reports 54-year-old Wichman declined to talk about it Thursday.

The Honolulu-based company Honua Consulting on Wednesday created a petition to protest PETA's action. The petition on the website (http://www.causes.com/actions/1757249-support-hawai-is-fisherman-and-traditional-fishing-practices) says fishing is a critical part of Hawaii's native culture.

Wichman was rescued a week ago. He got caught in fishing line and was dragged underwater when his 14-foot boat capsized while hooking the ahi. He freed himself, got on top of the hull and called his wife.

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primowarrior wrote:
Sheesh. After his near death experience, maybe they didn't even need to ask him.
on July 26,2013 | 02:25PM
1local wrote:
fish and animals are food...
on July 26,2013 | 03:06PM
RingRing wrote:
More than 80 percent of the corn we grow and more than 95 percent of the oats are fed to livestock. The world's cattle alone consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people—more than the entire human population on Earth
on July 27,2013 | 11:22AM
1local wrote:
the democrat 'breeding programs' have overburdened the earth's resources and have over educated too many to sustain an overpaid educational system...
on July 27,2013 | 04:10PM
serious wrote:
What a bunch of crap. Even OD would agree.
on July 26,2013 | 02:52PM
Opelu wrote:
Oh Come On !!!
on July 26,2013 | 03:08PM
RingRing wrote:
A typical pig factory generates the same amount of raw waste as a city of 12,000 people. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, raising animals for food is the number-one source of water pollution.
on July 27,2013 | 11:22AM
loquaciousone wrote:
PETA should be tried for cruelty to humans.
on July 26,2013 | 03:23PM
RingRing wrote:
Producing just one hamburger uses enough fossil fuel to drive a small car 20 miles. Of all raw materials and fossil fuels used in the U.S., more than one-third are devoted to raising animals for food.
on July 27,2013 | 11:21AM
entrkn wrote:
Statements like this diminish the little credibility PETA has...
on July 26,2013 | 03:25PM
RingRing wrote:
Cows must consume 16 pounds of vegetation in order to convert them into 1 pound of flesh. Raising animals for food consumes more than half of all water used in the U.S. It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat.
on July 27,2013 | 11:20AM
sluggah wrote:
Ans what about PETA's animal shelter in Virginia that euthanizes 89% of the animals taken in. Do as they say, not as they do? What a waste of time pETA is.
on July 27,2013 | 01:29PM
Anonymous wrote:
Just ban selling fishing supplies, eating sushi, protest in front of seafood sections already. Geez!!
on July 26,2013 | 03:26PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Yeah. Stop selling abalone like shell fish. It's cruel to make people think that they can abalone for $3 a can.
on July 26,2013 | 03:28PM
50skane wrote:
so if a spooked cow runs into you then you should give up steaks and hamburgers?
on July 26,2013 | 03:34PM
niimi wrote:
My opinion is that Anthony Wichman is a Petaphile.
on July 26,2013 | 03:40PM
st1d wrote:
meanwhle, peta itself runs one of the largest execution operation of cute animals.
on July 26,2013 | 03:43PM
bumba wrote:
Are you kidding me?????
on July 26,2013 | 04:19PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Anyone out there who supports PETA, can you tell me if it's ok to kill ants? How's about bacteria?
on July 26,2013 | 04:27PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
You gotta be kidding...PETA can take a hike....
on July 26,2013 | 05:25PM
sak wrote:
He should be asked to give up fishing "ALONE". He was just very lucky it just wasn't his time, and gets another chance in life.
on July 26,2013 | 06:14PM
Anonymous wrote:
PETA should shut their f ing mouths and starve to death. Plants have feelings too.
on July 26,2013 | 06:22PM
First-Responder wrote:
PETA has got to be kidding. They are far screwier than I thought they were. Aside from the entertainment value of the story, why does the SA even bother to give these bozos a voice?
on July 26,2013 | 07:13PM
kailua000 wrote:
so no one from PETA eats fish? wait, they must just buy it from the store where fish is made for consumption. ugh.
on July 26,2013 | 07:38PM
harley1 wrote:
PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals - yummm
on July 26,2013 | 08:38PM
kalaoa wrote:
PETA should spend money on the environment instead of the newspapers
on July 27,2013 | 07:35AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
I'm sure that the members of PETA consume fish. Where do they think much of their fish come from? This is outrageous!
on July 27,2013 | 09:17AM
Bdpapa wrote:
I guess it's a slow day at PETA. Eat fish, it's healthy!
on July 27,2013 | 09:36AM
pueouhane wrote:
Go save the salmons, they need a whole lot of help. Also prevent the non stop hooking, kissing, and release by the Bassmaster fishing tournaments, Jimmy Houston, Roland Martin, and......blah, blah, blah, blah! Knuckle-heads, so maha'oi.
on July 27,2013 | 10:35AM
ThinkFirst wrote:
What I want to know is:
What kind of phone does he have, that still worked after being underwater so he could call for help?
on July 27,2013 | 12:33PM
paradiddle wrote:
If smart, he would have had the phone in a water proof bag (i.e. storage bag)
on July 27,2013 | 01:40PM
palmeiro wrote:
Seriously? I'm not into cruelty but this guys from PETA are too much.
on July 27,2013 | 12:36PM
mookane wrote:
Hey PETA...... give up oxygen !!!
on July 27,2013 | 12:58PM
deucedeuce223 wrote:
(Oh no this fish is tooooo biggggg, maybe I should throw it back........duh...duh...duh...) peta has nothing better to do these days. I know maybe if he caught guppy size fish and ate them so they could grow up and produce more fish. I think I read some putting up a post that maybe us humans should eat the peta people....hahahahaha
on July 27,2013 | 01:34PM
numba6kid wrote:
So no one form PETA has eaten a tuna sandwich???
on July 27,2013 | 03:31PM
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