You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

MONTPELIER

PETA wants to end Vt. youth fishing program

Continue reading below

The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking the state to stop its family-oriented ‘‘Let’s Go Fishing’’ program, arguing that fishing is cruel and encourages violence. The program trains volunteers to teach young people and their families how to fish. Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry has taken issue with PETA’s request; he has invited the organization to go fishing. He told the Burlington Free Press that picking on a program that brings families together and nurtures an appreciation for aquatic resources is a poor vehicle for a political stunt.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week