It suggests 'Fishing Hurts' Stream.
Recently, the Monocacy Scenic River Citizens Advisory Board began a contest to name six of the streams which empty into the Monocay. The organization known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has made an entry. The organization is recommending that "Frederick County Stream Number Two," located in the vicinity of New Midway and LeGore Bridge Road, be named "Fishing Hurts" stream.
"Naming the stream ‘Fishing Hurts’ would send a message that fish should be allowed to enjoy the peacefulness of the beautiful Monocacy River too," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman, in a statement. "The more people learn how clever and sensitive fish are, the less likely they’ll be to stick a hook or a fork into them."
The entry was submitted by a local supporter, according to PETA.
PETA says scientific studies point out that fish are intelligent, sensitive animals who experience pain like other living beings. It says their mouths are particularly sensitive, causing fish to feel pain when they are hooked.