Skip to comments.Animal activists free 15,000 farmed fish to their deaths
Posted on 09/21/2006 8:00:07 AM PDT by ZGuy
POLICE have warned fish farmers to increase their security after 15,000 halibut were released from their cages in an attack believed to have been carried out by animal rights activists. Thousands of dead fish are being washed up along the west coast of Scotland after the raid at Kames Marine Fish Farm, near Oban. The perpetrators are thought to have attacked last week. Detectives believe that the attack could be linked to a spate of other farm attacks throughout the country. The letters ALF (Animal Liberation Front) were spray-painted near by.
The loss is estimated to have cost the fish farm at least £500,000 as boats, cranes and offices were also vandalised. The halibut died from starvation or getting caught in seaweed. They were also being eaten by herring gulls and otters.
The fish farmer, who did not wish to be identified, said: They claim they liberated them into the sea but sadly, as we all know, farmed animals, whether they are fish or any animals, dont survive unless they are looked after.
The fish farmer added: We farm them in a sustainable way. The welfare of the fish is at the forefront of our minds. Isnt it better to have farmed fish than to be pillaging the seas where stocks are declining dramatically?
Fish farms in Scotland, Kent and the South West have been attacked in the past year.
They did it just for the halibut.
Saving fish from drowning...
My pet fish Eric is an 'alibut!
ALF should stick to cats! :-)
Leave them fish alone.
They did nothing but raise the price for the halibut. Stupid.
Too bad the fish farmer didn't get a chance to "liberate" some of the terrorists from their mortal coils.
I think this one is just slightly less dumb than the mink release. At least halibut aren't predators.
Damn, a half million pounds in damage? How will these people ever recover? That's a rough hit!
ALF, ELF and the other enviroterrorists need to be hunted down with the same zeal we use on Saddam, et. al..
Reminds me of when the PETA guy gave the resteraunt lobsters their freedom, but he neglected to take the rubber bands off.
Actually, halibut like flounder and fluke, are highly predatory fish.
You're right, but it just doesn't seem so bad when it's fish.
Freed flounders lose their soles.........
I like salmon or steelhead trout. Halibut can be tough, as can swordfish, and cod isn't really available here. I avoid perch and flounder, unless it's stuffed with crabmeat.
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