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Torture

  1. 1. Stop the Torture!! Trout fishing on the Tellico River
  2. 2. This is a healthy, native Brook Trout
  3. 3. Trout Fishing on the Tellico <ul><li>Each day on the Tellico River dozens of fishermen catch hundreds of fish. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of fish are caught monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Tens of thousands of fish are caught annually </li></ul>
  4. 4. Trout Fishing on the Tellico <ul><li>The fish—who peacefully swam in the Tellico only minutes before—are disemboweled. Their entrails ripped out and thrown in the river </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brook Trout <ul><li>Once alive, this Brook Trout now resides– stuffed —on a Trout Fisherman’s mantle. A trophy of its own death. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Brook Trout <ul><li>The United States Forest Service has stated a goal of protecting the native Brook Trout </li></ul><ul><li>They intend to accomplish this by minimizing watershed sedimentation but ignore the real killer…. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rainbow Trout <ul><li>Rainbow Trout are native to a small watershed in Great Britain. They are a popular sportfish that has been introduced worldwide. These voracious fish eat faster and more than the native Brook trout, leading to mass Brook trout starvation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rainbow Trout <ul><li>The small “Brookies” can’t compete… </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rainbow Trout <ul><li>The Forest Service poisons the River with rotenone… </li></ul><ul><li>…yet continues to stock Rainbows… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Catch and Release <ul><li>Instead of immediately and humanely killing their catch, trout fishing “purists” believe in “Catch and Release” fishing. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Catch and Release <ul><li>Believing that the fish will live to be caught another day, the trout have been yanked from their aquatic home, returned near death, and die a slow, painful death out of sight of the “purists”. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Catch and Release <ul><li>Removing this hook will cause irreparable damage. This fish will never again be able to eat a live fly or aquatic insect. It will die a horrible death of starvation. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>This fish will die </li></ul>This fish will die It is already dying
  14. 14. This fish will die This fish will die They are already dead
  15. 15. Please Help <ul><li>Will this Brookie live or be doomed to starvation at the hands of bigger Rainbows or death by Catch and Release? </li></ul><ul><li>She needs your help now. Please call the United States Forest Service and demand that trout fishing on the Tellico be banned immediately!! You are her only hope. </li></ul>

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