‘Mermaid’ Shows Her Love for Fish for World Ocean Day

Posted on by Siffer Nandi

For World Ocean Day (8 June), a PETA India staffer posed as a mermaid in Bengaluru and urged passers-by to consider fish friends and to go vegan.

Scientific studies confirm what marine biologists have said for years: fish feel pain, share knowledge, and have long memories and cultural traditions. Some fish woo potential partners by creating intricate works of art in the sand on the ocean floor. Yet more fish are killed for food each year than all other animals combined. They’re impaled, crushed, suffocated, or cut open and gutted – often while they’re fully conscious.

Each year, the fishing industry also kills vast numbers of “non-target” animals, including 100 million sharks and rays, 720,000 seabirds, 345,000 seals and sea lions, and 300,000 whales and dolphins.

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