Want to hear something downright crazy? According to the Facebook page of Pastor Stephen Bishop of Main Street Christian Church in Russiaville, Indiana, “We had a mass execution of 200 feeder fish that I pulled out of a fish tank and then threw all over the floor. The kids were in shock and then started to pic (sic) them up and put them back into the fish tank. Obviously, most of them died in the effort…the point however was made that they cared more about .15 cent feeder fish then they do about their friends dying w/o Christ.”
… um WHAT?! This pastor’s self-proclaimed “mass execution” caused mass suffering—numerous scientific reports confirm that fish can feel pain. When fish are removed from water, they begin to suffocate. Their gills often collapse, and their swim bladders can rupture.
Want to help? Here’s your opportunity! Contact Pastor Bishop at 765-883-5265 or [email protected] and tell him that cruelty to animals is unacceptable, and ask him to deliver a sermon focused on showing compassion to all beings, human and nonhuman.