Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman on wildlife painting, salmon, and naturalism

“We’re catching fish down in South America like anchovies and all kinds of things like that and processing it to feed to other fish. It’s a mug’s game. You actually lose in the food chain. We shouldn’t be doing that. If we have to farm fish, it should be tilapia farmed on land — it should have a vegetarian diet. It’s just a bad idea.”

This is an opinion echoed if not in its detail, at the very least in principal, by Bruce Sandison and many others including myself.

Incidentally, isn’t Bateman a great wildlife artist!

Read some other thoughts from Robert Bateman in The Vancouver Sun.

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