Written by PETA
New undercover footage from our friends at Mercy for Animals shows how fish in a Texas slaughterhouse meet their end. The investigator documented workers using knives to slice off fins and pliers to peel away strips of skin from fully-conscious, struggling animals.
According to the USDA, the amount of farm-raised catfish—like those at Catfish Corner—processed in the U.S. in October 2010 alone was 40.5 million pounds.
Other sea animals endure similarly horrific slaughter that makes medieval torture methods look tame: crabs have their legs ripped off their bodies, one by one, while they are still alive.
Please be sure to share this video with anyone who still eats fish. Fish aren't swimming vegetables—they are living, sentient beings who feel pain, pleasure. Fish, like all animals, deserve nothing less than the most basic, common-sense protections from cruelty.
I agree with KOP3A and by seeing this unbelieveble crualty, I loose my drive to live and feeling so enorm powerless,how to stop this, and want to shake this sadists until they may feel the same slaugter all over themselves!!!!! Maybe then they understand.
I used to be a vegetarian who ate fish (mostly to make other people happy) up until a couple years ago. I went on a trip to China Town NY and saw a man on the street killing fish by beating them against a table. One fish wouldn't die and he kept beating it & beating it. So much cruelty in China Town right on the sidewalks. I couldn't believe it! Haven't eaten fish since. I couldn't justify it after reading about over-fishing, seeing pic of dead tuna, etc. Please think about it.
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