Bleeding heart ends tradition

Sad. The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) was been raising money in Dorset by playing a giant game of skittles involving humans as targets and a dead conger eel to knock them down.

But - of course - some fool complains and now it stops:

Can it really be disrespectful to swing a dead 20lb fish at a group of men to raise money for lifeboats?

Somebody in Lyme Regis, Dorset, thought so and their complaint has now put an end to the 40-year tradition of 'conger cuddling' in the town.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has deemed that using a dead conger eel to try to knock down some of its members is 'inappropriate'.

Roger Fox, who introduce the game, has the best perspective:

Mr Fox said: 'I cannot see how it can be cruel to a fish that has been dead for two months.
'The whole argument is pointless.

'If it were a salmon bought from a supermarket would there be any complaints?

'The public loved it for 40 years and everyone has a hilarious time.

'I think it's all absolute rubbish.'

Indeed, Mr Fox. Indeed.

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