Somebody somewhere killed what is in your fridge, so I have a hard time with your statements about it being cruel. So it is ok for something to get killed for you to eat as long as you don't have to do it yourself? The cow that was smacked in the head with a hammer and had its throat cut so you could have a nice steak did not have a fighting chance, the fish on the other end of the line does. And when I take him off of the hook, he swims away and is chasing bait fish 5 minutes later. So, unless you are a vegan you are a hypochrite.:hitting:I used to love it, but as I got older I realized how completely cruel it was for me to hook something through it's mouth when I have plenty of food at home, or simply for my enjoyment if it's going to be released.
If you need to kill these creatures because food is too expensive for you, then go ahead.. But I won't fish again, I don't NEED to to live.
I'm the same with hunting, and a lot of people do live mostly on what they kill, so no problem if you need the meat.
Biologists have documented that fish do not feel pain. There mouths are cartilage, there are no nerves to transmit pain. Humans are omnivores, we are designed to eat meat. Is it cruel for bears to eat salmon?