Gov. Tim Pawlenty formally has rejected a request from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that he declare walleye pike, Minnesota`s state fish, off limits to fishing. "PETA should stay out of Minnesota`s proud fishing lifestyle," Pawlenty said Aug. 2 in a two-paragraph news release issued by his staff. "Because of their letter, I`m going out for a walleye dinner tonight."
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