PETA India Founder Takes Fish’s Place in Mumbai Animal Rights Day Appeal

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Ahead of International Animal Rights Day (10 December), PETA India founder Ingrid Newkirk wore a realistic fish costume – designed by Pranjal Jain and Namrata Jain – and lay down in between two fish props beneath a banner proclaiming, “Try to Relate to Fish’s Fate. Try Vegan.”

More fish are killed for food each year than all other animals combined, yet they have no legal protection from abuse. On cramped, filthy fish farms, they suffer from parasite infestations, diseases, and debilitating injuries. Fish who are dragged out of oceans in huge nets (along with unintended victims such as dolphins, turtles, seals, and other sea animals) slowly suffocate or are crushed to death. The fish who survive that process are often still conscious when their throats and stomachs are cut open.

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