Our local paper has a Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down section, where anyone can send in something either uplifting or troubling for everyone to think about. So, after my morning walk I sent in this:
Thumbs down to the angler who dumped his/her entire catch of smelts into McVicar's Creek. If not criminal, this act is certainly obscene. Dumping your catch of smelts is a complete disregard of the gift of life that fish give us. The dead smelts, a couple of hundred, are lying on the bottom of the creek, just down from Court St. I thought Canadians respect nature. Well, this morning I felt sick to my stomach to see those dead smelts wasted like that. Fishing is not entertainment. Next time stay home and watch tv instead of killing senselessly.