If you’ve been wandering through the centre of the UK’s “seafood” processing industry, you may have caught sight of PETA’s new lenticular billboard. From one angle, you may see a smiling fishmonger holding a dead fish, but from another, she is holding a dead cat. This unsettling sight has been erected by PETA to provide locals with food for thought. Fish – like cats and other animals – are intelligent, sensitive individuals. If you wouldn’t eat your animal companion, go vegan and don’t eat sea life.
The artwork is on display next to one of Grimsby and Cleethorpe’s many fish and chip shops, at 145 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes.
Friends, Not Food
Fish share knowledge and have long memories as well as cultural traditions. Some woo potential partners by creating intricate works of art in the sand on the ocean floor.
They can experience pain just as much as our animal companions can, yet they’re hauled out of the ocean, causing them to suffocate, and are gutted while still conscious.
As a result of speciesism, more fish are killed for food each year than all other animals combined. In addition, 38 million tonnes of other aquatic animals are unintentionally caught annually as the industry chases profits.
Vegan Fish Guides
There’s plenty more vegan fish in the sea. These guides contain recommendations for restaurants and products that’ll give you a taste of the sea without harming those in it: