Don’t Teach a Man to Fish

Don’t Teach a Man to Fish
The Remaking of a Proverb
by Andrew Kirschner

Give a man a fish and he will eat mercury for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he will eat until the ocean is empty.
Teach a man fishing is cruel and unnecessary
and that fishes feel pain and suffer
and he will lead a more compassionate life,
oceans will survive,
and fishes will live their natural lives.

8 thoughts on “Don’t Teach a Man to Fish

  1. Wonderful update of that problematic proverb, Andrew!

    Teach a person that there are humane, healthful, environmentally responsible alternatives to using animals as food and all will benefit. Teach others to be vegan and change the world for the better.

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