Holding signs reading ‘Fish are not swimming vegetables’ and “Fishing Hurts’, PETA India activists recently protested against the 8th Asian Fisheries Forum in Cochin. As no laws or regulations adequately regulate the treatment of fish, both commercial fishers and fish farmers treat fish in a cruel manner. Dragged from the bottom of the ocean, fish undergo excruciating decompression – the intense internal pressure often ruptures their swim-bladders, pops out their eyes and pushes their stomachs through their mouths. They are then tossed onto ship decks, where many slowly suffocate or are crushed to death. Others are still alive when their throats and bellies are cut open.Fish are intelligent individuals who deserve our compassion. Eating fish is not only cruel but also dangerous to our health and a disaster for the environment. The best thing we can do for fish, Mother Earth and our own well-being is to go vegetarian.For more information visit www.fishinghurts.com
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