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RE: [Killietalk] showing fish
It is a matter of "Why do we show fish?"
We are not trying to "breed better pigs" as a German friend once called
From the club or association needs, it is to get more fish before both
members and the public to promote trade, understanding, and appreciation
for our hobby.
Individuals benefit from a chance to see, and even buy, fish that they
otherwise could never maintain on their own. They also find a market for
their fish that is friendlier and more personal than a dump at the LFS.
The chance to win a trophy is a nice way for the show-giving
organization to haul out a few more entries. The KEY award is a very
tangible recognition for one who has contributed much more than usual to
our hobby in accomplishing the above goals.
I like Lee's bottom line, a lot, as aiming right at all these goals:
Bottom line -- anyone should enter and should do so with fish that
they can be proud of because they had some influence over their
Wright Huntley - Rt. 001 Box K36, Bishop CA 93514 - whuntley at verizon_net
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution
which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of
benevolence, the money of their constituents...." --James Madison
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