Peninsula: Animal group seeks to ban fishing in state parks

A nationwide pro-animal organization is trying to do away with fishing in Washington state parks.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to state Parks and Recreation Director Cleve Pinnix on Wednesday asking for a ban on fishing, an activity members call a “violent activity.”

The organization also sent a letter to each individual state park in Washington — including two in Clallam County and nine in Jefferson County.

The group says that fish feel pain like other animals and that fishing should be stopped.

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