PETA’s Fishy Proposal
When we heard that North Norfolk District Council was selling a disused lavatory in the seaside town of Sheringham, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try to help aquatic animals. PETA proposed placing an anti-fishing ad that reads, “What’s That Pong? Fishing Stinks, Go Vegan,” on the side of the public toilet, which overlooks the sea, until it sells.
Whilst locals may think the toilet stunk, what really stinks is the abuse that fish suffer as they are dragged from the sea, stamped on, cut open whilst still alive and left to slowly suffocate. Fish are intelligent, social beings who feel fear and pain just as all animals do – if people suffocated dogs to death, they would be charged with a crime. If we are honest with ourselves, what’s the difference between dogs and fish?
Although the council has rejected our proposal, you can reject cruelty by making the choice to go vegan! Fish deserve our respect and the chance to live their lives without being yanked from their home by a hook through their mouths and left to die a violent and terrifying death. If you know anglers or fish-eaters, please send them a pamphlet, show them a video or speak to them about this issue!