I was taught how to fish by my dad, being Japanese/Canadian it was part of our background. Japanese when they first came to Canada were involved in salmon fishing on the west coast. When i was born in Toronto and grew up fishing we never thought about causing pain to other sentient beings. It wasn’t until i got involved in animal activism that it truly hit home. This would have been around 1994, when i met Leslie Bisgould, one of canada’s first animal rights lawyers, that my eyes were truly opened. When i quit fishing my tackle rods and reels were probably worth close to 1000 dollars, and most went in the trash.