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A ‘Black Gold’-en Opportunity for Seafood Processor?

Written by PETA | May 18, 2010
Marina Campos Vinhal / CC by 2.0

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a disaster for both human and nonhuman residents, but there may prove to be a silver lining. With the government’s recent announcement that fishing is banned in 19 percent of the Gulf, there’s no time like the present for Johnson Sea Products to convert its crab and oyster-processing facility to a faux-seafood packaging facility.

Johnson Sea Products could protect itself from shutdowns because of oil spills, red tides, and overfishing, and the switch would help the company tap into the rapidly growing market for vegan food. To sweeten salt up the deal, we’re even offering to cater a delicious faux-seafood meal for the employees so that they can see how great it is (and it’ll give the out-of-work employees a free meal too).

No need to wait Johnson Sea Products’ response. You can protect millions of turtles, dolphins, and other aquatic animals from being killed as “bycatch” by commercial fishers by going vegan.

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • Joshua Kim says:

    I don’t understand why you make this sound so positive… like the oil spill is a positive thing. Instead of posting this useless news up I think it would be better to post stuff like how people can help the oil spill it’s so cruel to all of those innocent creatures dying…

  • sarah says:

    unfortuantly to change a whole factory over and to retrain the workers takes money… money in which there not making becuse of the oil spill… they need to get that oil cleaned up so the fishermen can go back to there jobs and supporting there familys

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  • MA Moore says:

    Great solution to an enormous problem!

  • Anonymous says:

    Awesome looking crab!

  • lulu says:

    That crab in the photo is so effing cute I can’t stand it. Gives me chills to think of all of those poor crabs I ate before I went veg.