I used to go out on fishing boats with my Granda when I was a kid, he was a fisherman, I used to watch the fish suffocate and also see them being gutted as well as see him boiling crustaceans alive. I always knew it was wrong – but I was made to feel like I needed to eat these animals and because my elders justified it- it took the guilt away, because naturally as a child you look up to your elders.
I enjoyed the taste and continued eating sea life into my adulthood even when I had the choice not to. I am now 6 years vegan and I understand that I never needed to eat any sea life which I was indoctrinated to see as “sea food”.
Fish get their omegas from eating algae and we can get ours from eating many other foods like; seaweed, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia to name just a few sources. I understand that I didn’t need to eat fish for anything other than taste pleasure – so then it is no longer a necessity, and becomes a want – not a need! It’s selfish to end a life for taste pleasure.