Originally Posted by Ohsnapitscharity
How many of you all go fishing? When you catch a fish it is the same thing as piercing a fish it's just not as permanent. Not saying I support it just making a point.
There is a difference between the piercings and fishing. I am not going deep sea fishing from my couch and you don't often see angelfish on a hook. But let's all stay on topic here guys, this thread isn't about fishing, ethical eating, or how we catch and release fish it's about opinions on the piercings.
I get that many have different views, heck I have a friend that would love to have a tattooed fish if she could get her hands on one it's just not for me.
Jeta brings up a good point about how we basically deform our fish over the years and years of breeding that most of the fish we own may or may not even be close to the true fish. It doesn't seem like a far reach from physically putting metal into one.
Look at the Balloon Molly for example, that in itself is a huge deformity that is continually bred from day to day to have a curved spine and yet we celebrate it's cuteness on a normal basis.
Is tattooing your fish wrong?
In my opinion yes
Is piercing your fish an ugly waste of time?
In my book yes and it should be stopped but it does seem a bit hypocritical to support genetically mutating fish and not support physically harming them. Because that is what the deformity is doing to the fish, physically harming them.
But all in all to each their own I guess, I'll just stick with the plain ole fish that I have metal and ink free