Fishermen’s Pet Food Boycott

Fishermen’s Pet Food Boycott

Fishermen’s Pet Food Boycott

Fishermen's Pet Food Boycott / Menhaden Defenders

Fisherman have a unique connection with each other that is rarely talked about. We are animal people! We love our dogs, cats, horses etc. Personally, I have three dogs, two cats, two goats and a horse and this takes me pet food shopping very often. Anglers buy ALOT of pet food and this gives us power as consumers to change the game. For those of you that have read my past blogs, you know that I am really into the conservation of forage fish (Think: Gamefish food) because I realize that our sport depends on this vital part of the food chain to exist. All over the world, smaller fish like menhaden, herring, anchovy, etc are being ground up and turned into fish meal and fish oil. The demand for high quality, inexpensive protien, omega -3 fatty acids and minerals is skyrocketing and forage fish are being rapidly and carelessly vacuumed up and depleted. The vast majority of these prey species have fallen through the cracks and regulations have yet to catch up. The commercial fishing compani... Read More »