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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 … Read more.
Shoppers and passers-by in Nottingham’s Old Market Square were treated to the sight of two gorgeous PETA “mermaids” in front of the fountain last Wednesday. Holding signs reading “Fishing Hurts”, the topless mermaids were there to tell people about the suffering that fish endure when they are caught and killed for food.
The lovely ladies braved the wet weather (at least it was appropriate to the theme!) and got lots of attention. Meanwhile, two activists handed out leaflets to the crowds to inform them of the cruelty of angling. Many people stopped … Read more.
Anyone driving along the Great Northern Road in Aberdeen earlier this month could not have missed a huge billboard which read, “Are You Overcompensating for Something?” The billboard – part of PETA’s latest anti-fishing campaign – depicts an angler tugging on a large, um, rod!
The ad was placed to coincide with National Fishing Month, which runs from 17 July to 15 August. Aberdeen was chosen because of its popularity as a fishing destination and its proximity to the rivers Dee and Don. The billboard also provides … Read more.