Monte Burke on PETA and Anglers

October 18, 2012 By: Erin Block

Citing the Atlantic Salmon Federation and Trout Unlimited, Forbes staff writer Monte Burke takes on PETA’s new ad campaign, suggesting a radical change for the organization: working with anglers instead of against them.

For it is those who respect and engage with a resource, who will work hardest to protect it. “Without recreational fishermen there would be no fish for PETA to worry about,” writes Burke. “Recreational fishermen happen to be some of the greatest—and most effective—conservationists on the planet.”