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Who leaves a 4' foot fish, still alive, gasping for air out in a communal driveway? My neighbors, that's who. They fail at life in so many ways, this is but one.

And they left that fish alone. If you are going to jab hooks in the mouth of a fish, transport him in water all the way back home, just to let him asphyxiate on dry land by himself, then you suck, but at the very least, you damn well better be there for his final moments. Also, I do not like you very much. I mean, all the other stuff is awful - the hook, the pain, the transportation.

But there is something achingly painful about leaving a fish to die alone on asphalt. It made my heart sad.

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rozae
Mar. 4th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
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I still have nightmares about my Koi fish jumping out of the pond and landing on the patio. Thankfully, it was a rare occurrence and I never lost one. It was heart-stopping when it happened, though. Can't imagine doing it on purpose.
rinalia
Mar. 4th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
It is just surreal to me that some people would not think the fish was suffering or that that would be an awful way for an aquatic animal to die. It makes me feel a little hopeless.
rozae
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
I understand. I think that fish are just one of the harder to understand animals. It isn't easy to relate.
rozae
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
My comment is a little convoluted. I hope you get my meaning.
rinalia
Mar. 5th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
I understood!

Fishes are definitely tougher to relate to. They live in a strange world and don't have any physical resemblance to any of us mammals and even birds. It's only been a recent human discovery that they can feel pain the same way we can and that many species are pretty intelligent.

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