A Florida family was fishing for their dinner at a park in St. Petersburg this week, when they were stumbled upon by a group of vegan activists, much to their dismay. Appalled by the sight of the family “harassing the fish,” the vegans confronted them. However, they were given a reality check just moments later.
According to HuffPost, Bob Hope was fishing with his parents at Crescent Lake Park on Tuesday when the dispute with vegan activists began. Two videos of the incident, including one filmed by Hope’s mom and one filmed by the activists, were shared on social media this week.
The vegans confronted Hope, hurling various insults, my personal favorite of which was, “You’re harassing this fish,” before throwing a tilapia he had caught back into the pond. “We were suddenly ambushed and harassed by these nut jobs,” Hope wrote on Facebook along with the video which shows a portion of the confrontation. “They literally pushed my mother’s leg and stole the fish and threw it into the water.”
The activists alleged that the Bible promotes the idea that we shouldn’t eat meat and that no animals should be consumed. However, the problem with using Scripture to support your argument is that you’ve actually got to know it to use it as evidence. So, here’s an inconvenient excerpt from the Bible for these rude vegans, courtesy of Right Wing News:
At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?” “No,” they replied. Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it. Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!”
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore. When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.
“Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn. “Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish.”
John 21:4-13 NLT
If the activists hoped to win the public over to their side by posting the video, they must have been pretty disappointed when they were dealt a brutal reality check instead. As it turns out, the majority of the public thought the vegans were the crazy ones, which isn’t too shocking to most of us.
Not to mention the fact that the tilapia for which Hope was fishing need to be caught, lest they destroy the surrounding ecosystem. “By the way, that fish was an invasive tilapia,” Hope told the Tampa Bay Times. “They’re destroying the ecosystem and killing our bass population.” Leave it to animal rights activists to know absolutely nothing about the animals they’re trying to “save.”
Is there anything more annoying than a vegan? For some reason, they just can’t seem to keep their weird dietary habits to themselves and leave the rest of us alone to eat as we please. If you’re happy subsisting on tofu and almond milk, I think you’re lying to yourself first of all, and secondly, I don’t want to hear about it. Let the normal people of the world fish and hunt and enjoy a juicy steak in peace. Please and thank you.