A bucolic lake in pastoral Madison County, New York has become a scene of contention between locals and the Amish. The complaint among some? The Amish are over-fishing. I've not been there, I don't know the details, so this is just conjecture on my part...but this does seem to be one of those cases where the Amish are "easy targets" because of their dress, etc. They are easy to single out. I doubt that much ruckus is being made over non-Amish who allegedly overfish in the same lake and I am sure some do. This is a problem as old as time world-wide: if a group stands out by dress, religion or skin color, then they become an easy target. Hopefully they'll be able to settle their fish differences. Click here to read the details.
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