PETA implores rescued Kauai man to stop fishing
LIHUE, Kauai — The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking a Kauai man to give up fishing after the Coast Guard had to rescue him when a 230-pound tuna capsized his boat.
PETA says Anthony Wichman should use the near-death experience to consider the cruelty of fishing.
The Garden Island (http://ow.ly/nmlOa ) reports 54-year-old Wichman declined to talk about it Thursday.
The Honolulu-based company Honua Consulting on Wednesday created a petition to protest PETA’s action. The petition on the website www.causes.com says fishing is a critical part of Hawaii’s native culture.
Wichman was rescued a week ago. He got caught in fishing line and was dragged underwater when his 14-foot boat capsized while hooking the ahi. He freed himself, got on top of the hull and called his wife.