I few years back my then two year old grand niece was a picky eater, though one of her few likes was fish sticks. Alas, I also have a college age niece, a marine science major, who should have known better. She declared that fish are our friends and we don't eat our friends.
Which led to a hunger strike and did not endear my niece to her brother or sister-in-law.
It was a short hunger strike. The little one's conclusion? "Fish are our friends, but they taste so good!"