I have cleaned (alive, you have to or their bodies go stiff) many, many fish in my lifetime ever since I was very little. I eat them. The heads stay moving from brain signals often for a very long time after even being cut clean off. I did learn a trick later from a Japanese method of doing it that seems to work with killing them very quickly but it doesn't always work. Fish have very small brains and it is hard to directly get to them quickly to shut it down.
Before anyone goes nuts. Eating fish here is a way of life. I live by a lake. It is how many here afford to eat well, my family included. It is also very natural and clean. The fish from our personal (very large) pond are much better than the processed fish at the store.
I've also killed squirrels, and ate each one. I am not one to laugh at my meal though. I'm always thankful for it. I'd rather something die respectfully by me as a predator than than by being put on a conveyor belt and fed into a grinder to make chicken nuggets.
Would I order the live fish dinner in the video? No. Not because I don't think it looks tasty because to me it does.. but it doesn't have to be purposely kept alive like that - that I DO find wrong. I just don't think fishing and hunting are wrong if done respectfully and for food without waste. I HATE sport hunting/fishing. There is a difference.
I hope I haven't made enemies now that most everyone thinks I am a heartless killer. =\
No worries,I don't think you are heartless either.Eating fish is a way of life here in Newfoundland too.I don't eat it,but I respect it since it is a large part of the Newfoundland lifestyle.
However years back I used to fish and clean my own fish as well,but they were always dead before I had to clean them and their bodies were not stiff.They were freshly dead though,so maybe thats why.
I HAVE no problems with hunting/fishing IF everything will be eaten/used and nothing is wasted and the animals are not tortured or anything beforehand.I am 100% AGAINST "sport" fishing and "sport" or "trophy" hunting.
Yes you have a concious, most people dont. The chineese are sick people when it comes to resturaunt dining. I'm sure you see what they have done to cats and dogs. Cats and dogs are not food. I don't think whales should be either. Fish, cows, pigs ect, well we have to eat, they just need to be treated humanely.
There is no reason to eat a fish alive. Kill it fillet it but don't be cruel. What you do is fine...nothing to be ashamed of.
And why aren't dogs and cats food,but cows and pigs are??? That doesn't make sense really.I mean I know what you are saying,but why would you choose ONE kind of animal to kill,slaughter and eat but then say another is cute and cuddly and a pet?
People have pigs and cows as pets,yet others eat them.
I do not like the way the Chinese and Koreans treat animals period.
But in other parts of the world they eat other animals.In the Artic they eat things like whales and in Russia they eat horses,in Asia they will eat pretty much everything (dogs,cats,rats,snakes...etc),in Lousiana they eat alligator...it is all meat really.
I am vegetarian,so I won't eat any of it.
BUT I think it is kind of dumb to say that ONE animal is meat and another is a pet,when in other parts of the world it differs.Why choose one to eat and die and choose another to be a pet?
Don't ALL animals have a right to live?