For Immediate Release:
21 November 2019
Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]
Garima Jain; [email protected]
PETA India Display Will Give People Food for Thought About Eating Aquatic Animals
Goa – In advance of International Meatless Day (25 November), a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India supporter wearing a realistic fish costume will lie between two “fish” props beneath a banner that proclaims, “Try to Relate to Fish’s Fate. Try Vegan.”
Where: On the pavement opposite Old GMC Heritage Precinct, Panaji Market, Panaji, Goa
When: Friday, 22 November, 12 noon
“Every fish who ends up on a plate was an individual who felt pain and fear, just as humans and all other animals do,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma. “PETA India is calling on people to spare these sensitive aquatic animals the agony of being suffocated, impaled, crushed, and cut open – simply by choosing vegan meals.”
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group notes that 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.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.