It seems how we treat carp fish here in the U.S. to be a bit harsh. Just because there are lots of them doesn’t give us the right to kill them in whatever way we desire. I just saw a video where people were shooting them with shotguns from inside of their boat.. That seems morally wrong and the fish just lay there dead.. Someone agree with me here!
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Reply from Kayla M.
I agree with how immoral the killing of carp fish is but they are a disaster fish. The government has no choice but to allow laws like this to get sportsmen to kill as many o them as possible.
What makes them highly invasive is the rate at which they eat and reproduce. They eat anything they can get their mouth on and that includes millions of fish eggs of other fish. So they make it impossible for other types of fish to reproduce when they feed on all of their eggs. This is screwing up the ecosystem at a rapid pace and making it a monopoly of only carp fish. Without varieties of fish species, the ecosystem gets very messed up as far as feeding and reproducing.
Not to mention, most carp species were never in the United States to begin with. Humans literally brought these fish from overseas and accidentally release them with flooding of their fish ponds. Importing fish like this is a deadly idea and brings havoc to habitats. They feast on other fish eggs and is far more effective then any of the most deadly predator hunters.
I disagree with the shotgun idea but if it gets people out to kill these fish, then it needs to be done. We can’t kill off these fish fast enough to save our natural habitat the way it is. I’m a very loving person but know when something wrong like this needs to be taken care of. Hopefully we can save some of the fish and send it over to starving countries in need of food. I disagree with wasted animal when there are starving mouths out there.
Reply from Kevin S.
Unless you want the lakes only full of one type of fish.. You better be fine with it. It’s treehuggers like you that don’t understand the reasoning behind it but only see the harm that is brought to the animal when shot to death. Shooting an animal with a shotgun is much less pain induced then trapping animals and I’m not seeing you complain about trapping are you? Or poisoning? That’s way worse than being shot with a shotgun and dying instantly. Do some more research and you might understand the real world picture out there.
Reply from Grant J.
Wow nicely said Kevin! Shotgun would be a lot less painful than an arrow too and that’s how they have been hunting fish for centuries. I feel you on this one. It’s tough to convince some people out there of what is really going on though.