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Smile Everybody, It’s Fish Amnesty Day!

Written by PETA | September 22, 2007

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Yup, that’s right. It’s finally Fish Amnesty Day again! Fish Amnesty Day was created by PETA 10 years ago as a much less violent alternative to National Hunting and Fishing Day, which (by an amazing coincidence) happens to be on the same date.

For some reason, fish are often the last animal people cut from their diets when they go vegetarian, so if you’re someone who’s been thinking about giving up eating fish but never got around to it, this is a great time to take the plunge. PETA has a whole site about the lives of these fascinating animals at FishingHurts.com, and once you’ve checked that out, if you’d like to celebrate Fish Amnesty Day by giving up fish for good, click here to take PETA’s pledge to be veg.

I will be marking this momentous occasion with a meal at my favorite vegetarian sushi restaurant, Kotobuki. Happy Fish Amnesty Day, everyone!

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  • mymnUphon says:

    Holla Good Place i should be able to help on here. Cheers.

  • Corndog says:

    I think this blog is regarding Fish Amnesty Day? I read the posts and they ran the gamut from bees to spear fishing to debating . . . But I would love to talk about fish! I keep a couple of rescued horses and it’s pretty common practice to keep a couple of goldfish in the stock tank. My fish do a great job of keeping the tank clean but what amazed me is that they have unique personalities and they learn quickly. And wow . . . do I know what you mean about people assuming that vegetarians eat fish! I have had people tell me they are vegetarians when they eat fish. I really try not to be rude about because I am certainly in the minority in rural Texas. If I had a dollar for every time I asked if the green beans were vegan and got the answer “Yes there is only a little bacon grease in them” I would be wealthy!

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Kaitlyn Your belief that we have developed taste for meat is incorrect. We have eaten meat since before we were H. sapien. We are not “true carnivores” truly we are omnivores. We have a much smaller gut than our ancestors. The vermiform appendix is evidence of the vestigial nature of a large fermenting gut of an herbivore. We lost our massive cecum millions of years ago as we began eating meat. All the best and I apologize for being rude. When I began posting here I attempted to be polite and engage people in reasonable debate. Most people screamed and yelled and called me names. I will honestly try better not to sink to their level again.

  • kaitlyn says:

    christopher cochran… i couldnt help but notice your rude your posts are. i find it sad that by calling vegetariansvegans “pea pickers” and other “creative” names makes you feel like mass producing meat to slaughter and eat is the right thing to do. if you are such a specialist on human bodies then im sure you are aware that human bodies do not have a body made for eating meat as true carnivores wildcats for exampledo. our twisted long intestines as opposed to a true carnivores short not nearly as twisted intestines is just one bodily factor in my argument. i would go a bit further but i doubt you would be very interested and since it isnt a secret you could find facts about this on the internet. i believe humans over the years have developed a taste for flesh and though mass production of meat and cruelty to those animals produced for meat are causing great trouble for our planet humans still wont give up their oh so precious meat. and yes vegetariansvegans may not rule the planet with our amazingly large numbers but we are devoted to a good cause and our numbers are growing.

  • Kaitlyn says:

    I am a vegetarian living in a house with my 2 friends who are meat eaters. they often say ” i understand not eating cows and pigs but fish don’t even remember where they in 3 seconds” so im at work and im scrolling through all the articles on peta month by month and i see this one. i clicked on the read more link and read all about fish on the fishinghurts website. i wrote down all the facts i found particularly interestingespecially the myth about fish only having 3 second memory spams and im ready to go home armed with information for them. they still refuse to watch peta videos with me because of their denial but i can still preach!

  • Ana says:

    Cochran We finally agree. I would not insult you with animal based foods either. Michele Fish was the last animal I gave up eating. I became vegetarian during high school out of compassion for all animals just as you did. Always enjoy reading your comments.

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Michele Your point is well taken. And you are correct fish do have memories as anyone who owns an aquarium can attest. And you are also correct that you do not need to eat fish to survive. I completely respect your stance and I honor it. If I were lucky enough to have you as a visitor I would not insult you with animal based foods. I wish that you and those like you could extend me the same respect. All the Best.

  • rojo says:

    chris There has been a lot of talk here in Australia about the US bee population decline and the potential effect on pollination. So much so that the price of hives have skyrocketed in anticipation of having to export bees to the US.

  • Michele says:

    When I stopped eating meat I did so out of compassion for all animals in general but I did not really think of each particular animal that I used to eat. After awhile when I started doing more research including the health and environmental aspects of going veg I started reading about the lives of fish. I probably never thought much about it before because I do not live near an ocean or lake and the nearest river is unfortunately polluted and does not seem to have much aquatic life. So I was just fascinated by what I learned about how fish have memories for example and now I share that kind of information with anyone who wonders why one cannot be a vegetarian if one also eats fish. So as to the debate about whether a diet with fish is healthier than one without to me it is a moot point because we just do not need to eat fish to survive and fish are living beings with whom we have to share this earth. We are not superior to them nor to any other species on this planet.

  • Ana says:

    NEVER LOST A DEBATE…most especially with a WORTHY opponent. BullyDawg Thanks!

  • Ana says:

    Cochran ZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Ana If you were on the debate team I expect you lost a lot. I didn’t know it was your blog to decide it’s purpose I am sorry Dr. grumpy bear. I can only infer that you don’t want to debate because you can’t. Anyway I’ve moved on to talking about honey now. Hilarious topic. Join in. Just to remind you since they don’t have many bees on your urban spaceship. Bees make honey. Bees pollinate fruit. No bees means no fruit. Fear of cities absolutely!! I fear you and your city will continue to spread across the US like a giant concrete amoeba engulfing native animal habitat and crapping out more toxic junk that poison and toxify all the animals you and I love so much. You pegged that one how did you know? In so far as living in a city well they don’t have medical schools in the country so I have been forced to live in cities here and abroad and I found many wonderful things but I also found a lot of ignorance. The difference in urban vs. rural ignorance is we realize when we are ignorant. Urban ignorance is ignorant of itself.

  • BullyDawg says:

    I will give you this Cochran…and I say this to Mike Ana and Michelle too. Compared to the uneducated and bigoted rantings of the prodogfighting proVick posters from a few weeks ago your enlightening and reasoned debates have been mighty refreshing on this blog!

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Rojo I once had the pleasure of speaking with someone who owns an apiary. He told me the majority of his profits were not from honey. Not even close. The majority of his profits were from taking his bees around to large fruit orchards and vegetable farms. Of course peta has a problem with this. They will claim that the mobile apiaries carry diseases to the other bees but in typical peta fashion do not offer an alternative. If you have a vast expanse of apple peach or almond trees you have no reasonable amount of native bees. Keep in mind that forty acres of almond trees is not a native situation. The orchard owners have little choice but to import tame bees. In fact we wouldn’t likely be able to grow the non native stone fruits at any commercial level were it not for non native bees. You probably already figured all this out but I thought you might be one of the few people here who wouldn’t scream at me and call me names. not that I’m sensitive mind you it just gets old. all the best

  • Ana says:

    cochran I have a doctorate from Columbia University in History so I highly doubt you know more history than I do. I already gave vast reasons as to why hunting is wrong based on many facts including the moral issue. This is not a forum for debate nor do I have to justify my stance against hunting to you or anyone on this blog. You are allowed the courtesy to state your unmitigated crap on this forum so be gracious . Your comments are as compelling to me as changing A DIRTY DIAPER. I appreciate Mike Quinoa’a comment to you that I am sure will be difficult for a moral delinquint like yourself to answer. This is an ANIMAL RIGHTS FORUMBLOG and my focus is only on savinghelping animals not on wasting time with a mental midget like you have demonstrated. Numerous times your question about hunting has been more than adequately answered but you lack the neurons to comprehend. Debates are carried out vis’ a vis’ not via electronically written messages. I also was on the debating team. Does the big city frighten you??? AAWWWW… Hate is a strong emotion so no I don’t hate you I would not waste any type of emotion on a milksop baiting me on a forum. Being erudite I have an excellent vocabulary thank you. Mike Quinoa Good point about the suffering animals endure from the cowardly hunters.

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    All right Michelle. I feel like an evolutionist trying to reach the pope. Keep the faith because thats what it is A faith a religion a comfortable place for you to belong. Do I know more than the handful of physicians that ascribe to the PCRM? In some areas I most certainly do. And I do listen carefully to your posts. They just don’t make any arguments. They are long screaming emotional ramblings that only make points to your annoyance at my presence. I know you don’t agree with me. Why? You haven’t told me why just that you do. I will say that I do have very little hope for an intellectual argument coming from you. If you are bent out of shape by domestic bees the same creatures who make it possible for modern fruit agriculture without which the fruit and fruiting vegetable industry would crumble then we live on different planets. Have you ever tried to grow squash without bees? All of the honeybees in the US are not native. What “wild” honey bees we see are naturalized but still not native. We do have native bees but they would not be able to keep up with the demands of the fruit growers. You don’t need bees to grow soybeans though. Maybe you could make boca apples or tofalmonds. Yuk. Yet another well thought out position.

  • rojo says:

    Michele i had a look at the fact sheet and was shocked to find beekeepers “artificially inseminating using drones” and that the drones die afterwards. Here was me thinking that was nature in action. PETA makes an issue about the profits made from bees being $157million. What is wrong with making a profit? The main arguement PETA comes up with is the effect on native bee populations which is fair enough except that PETA is supposed to represent all bees not just natives. PETA does not support culling of feral cats and foxes so their concern for native animals is a touch hollow. I did get a laugh out of PETA’s concern for the architecture of the hives. I’m sure the bees are really selfconscious about flat white roofs. It’s a shame vegans can’t enjoy honey simply because it is an animal product. Bees would have to be the least affected creature used by man.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Christopher don’t ask Ana why hunting is cruel. Ask the animal and in some cases the family that is left behind.

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Ana Once again the only thing that I ever find inappropriate is when people categorize me or anyone else based on arbitrary categories such as geography. Obviously all people in Virginia aren’t dogfighting advocates. Chances are I know more about the Middle Ages than you do and I can assure you that I have advanced way beyond that. I would ask you to leave your asphalt and steel spaceship you call a city and visit planet earth. Another thing I am not is feeble. Thanks to a diet rich in fruits nuts vegetables and selective animal products as well as low in over processed plant products I am quite healthy. Once again you offer no debate just “yam yam yammity yam.” “Idle” “Vacuous” “Feeble” “Infantile” Careful don’t wear out your thesaurus. Again Ana why is hunting cruel? Can you tell me why you think it is cruel? I know what this organization says it’s cruel. What about you? I would love nothing better than to debate this issue but all you can come up with is a tired thesaurus to describe your hatred for me. I don’t hate you. I don’t even find you contemptuous. I don’t want you to eat meat wear leather or smash bugs. I want you to tell me why hunting is cruel. All the best.

  • Ana says:

    Cochran You are a joke. I tell Michele a compassionate animal advocate to ignore you because it is a waste of time not because I fear verbal jousting with you or anyone. I simply pay you no heed deservedly but it sems both Michele and I hit a nerve with you because you make it a point to respond even when my comment wasn’t directed at you. Your infantile attempt at calling us names in your written tirade Sept. 23 927 pm most certainly is angry and your misspelling Michele’s name is just another feeble juvenile attempt to be insulting. Yawn!!! You’re still in the Middle Ages with your spear and bow you still need to evolve. Go back into your cave and spare me your idle and vacuous comments. Animal advocates are not going away I am so glad to know that does bother you and we are getting stronger. And again more arrogance from you that you think we will “question” our integrity because of your nonsense you really need help. Knowing that your “ilk” still exists only makes us animal advocates even more determined. LOL Animal Liberation!

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Ana I assure you that nothing that you or your fellow disciples have said have made me angry. When you advise your fellow PETAite not to converse with me it smacks of fear. Or perhaps you realize how unprepared you are to debate your issues. Why is hunting cruel? Your answer because it is. Not a debate. I would love for someone to come up with their own thoughts on these issues. But I guess if you enjoy being represented by such intellectual heavy hitters like Ditsy von Nobody then you might run into a brick wall called independent thought.

  • Ana says:

    Grahame Why is it that “prolifers” fight vehemently for the unborn fetus but don’t care about the already born other animals? What a disconnect and hypocrisy! Michele Save your inteligent comments and compassion for someone who can appreciate them. Obviously you struck a chord with cochran since his response to you was an emotional angry one. Ignore him and carry on your humane work for all of the other animals. Vegan animal advocates are not going to disappear we will only become stronger and our numbers will grow. His comments only elicit yawns from me and his “expertise” on the human body is dubious. Stay at peace with yourself. rojo Yes there are too many unwanted babies suffering everyday. Deplorable!

  • Michele says:

    My beliefs about animal rights have not wavered from the moment that I became vegetarian and they solidified even more when I discovered the other issues involved with animal cruelty and became vegan. Whenever I read the rantings of the antiPETA people on these blogs it just solidifies my beliefs even more. It is really nervy of the people on these blogs who disagree with some or all of PETA’s beliefs to start telling me and the other animal rights people to leave them alone! YOU are the ones who choose to comment on a site that is moderated by and read primarily by PETA members and true animal lovers. You are really priceless in your apparent shock at the criticism your comments produce! Cochran your most recent post confirms what most of us realized from the start when you had to add the “MD” part on to your posts you have some major superiority complex and believe that you know more than anybody here. The information that PETA and its supporters are sharing with you come from research done by other “MDs” and “PhDs” etc etc. Do you know more than all of them too? You do not want to listen to us because we do not have your ohsoincredible qualifications yet you also do not want to listen to research done by people who have had at least the same amount and type of education as you. I did find it ironic that you called me immature in the same sentence where you share with us the amusement you get from deliberately misspelling my name you are a joke. Oh and for the record people used to think others were out of their minds for imagining a world without slavery or a world where women homosexuals and visible minorities could begin to achieve equality. People in the animal rights movement know that they will face opposition for a long time but they also see the victories along the way and they will not be swayed by narrowminded arrogant individuals. Rojo when someone first questioned me a couple of years ago when I was just starting to eliminate all animal products from my diet like milk and eggs about whether vegans ate honey or not I had not even considered honey in the equation. I checked out one of PETA’s fact sheets about bees and was shocked to learn what bees are subjected to. You would be best to check out those fact sheets yourself because it is hard to explain all of it here. Anyway hope you find the answers you are looking for it really is quite eye opening.

  • rojo says:

    grahame does the world need more unwanted babies? Of course not all of these unplanned babies will suffer a childhood of resentment and abuse but why would anyone wish to impose that on any child. Prochoice.

  • BullyDawg says:

    Okay I have to ask…what propaganda site is claiming that all PETA members are proabortion? Either that or you’re a CCFer trying to scare off any prolife people that are considering vegetarianism! For the record I’m one of those prolifers…ALL life!

  • Grahame says:

    I think it’s funny that these people who declare “Fish Amnesty Day” are the same people who on the other hand support the abortion of millions of unborn human babies a year. Do you not think humans have more rights than animals? I’m a lover of animals too and I’m against animal testing and animal cruelty but surely an unborn child is more valuable than any animal.

  • BullyDawg says:

    Yep the CCF lobbyists are out for one purpose…to make sure the big corporations keep raking in the dough. They are scared to death that Americans will stop spending money on their booze fast food cigarettes…and don’t forget oil! You know they will target the alternative fuel industries if they haven’t already started. And hey so what if their customers die young? They’ll just market to their kids and grandkids… There’s a special place in Hell for the CCF.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Jake Who are the starving people who are farming fish? Fishfarming is a blight on the environment detrimentally affects wild fish and kills many fish that are used as feed for the farmed ones.

  • rojo says:

    michele just out of interest what is wrong with honey production? Bees are given shelter moved to food sources and fed when food in nature is scarce. Of all the creatures that man utilises bees must surely have the best life. They can’t get lung cancer from the smokeno lungs so what exactly is the issue.

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Michelle A great weekend has been highlighted by your dissapointment. Much to your chagrin I am an expert on the human body and how best to supply it with nutrition. That probably dissapoints you as well. It chaffs your grass fed hide that I will always know more about human physiology than you ever will. I continue to learn and I have an enormous head start on you. If you don’t want to learn about what I have to say burry your head in the sand and don’t read what I’ve written. For the record I read every emotionally driven diatribe you post here. I can only infer from the great anger my writing invokes that I must be must be striking some chord of truth and you have begun to question your beliefs. I realy don’t care if you ever eat another piece of meat in your pea picking life but I DO want you and your ilk to leave people like me alone and stop campaining against things you have lost your understanding like some modern day Salem witch hunter. Truly many animals are mistreated on their way to slaughter and I and others laud your group in it’s efforts to improve those conditions. Unfortunately your group imposes unrealistic expectations as you hope for your dreamworld where we become pastoral cowlike herbivores. You are less than three percent of the worlds population. Approaching the other ninety seven percent of us as militant emotional and uncompromising not only doesn’t get you what you want it makes you look as immature and unrealistic as you probably are although I do continue to misspell your name as it tickles me that that is one of the things you have chosen as a chink in my armor. Fish are healthy. Fish are tasty. Fish are what’s for dinner! Don’t forget your dietary supplements. I’m not taking any tonight because my diet is complete without them…

  • Doug says:

    Michele I also read with great interest the exchange between Ariel and Cochran on the “mystery meat” topic I believe. Ariel’s comments were so edifying to me yet it seems that Cochran still hasn’t made the connection. That’s a shame…. Steve I went scuba diving while in the military. I was struck even then 10 years agolong before I became enlightened about animal rights with the beauty of the ocean and its inhabitants. There truly is a whole other fascinating world to experience right here on our own planet. Unfortunately more people believe they’re “experiencing” sea life by slaughtering it than by swimming with it. I recommend to everyone to try out scuba or skin diving if they can.

  • Jake B says:

    so are you going to go after the predators i.e. sharks rays squid whales dolphins etc. and keep them from eating the poor fish? what about the starving people that are farming fish? you want to take food out of their mouths? what a joke.

  • Jake B says:

    now I have never heard of fish flavored tofu but I saw one vegan saying he loved his chicken flavored tofu nuggets. wonder what the chicken flavor is made of?

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Wow great list Anne! Paul Watson Sea Shepherd Conservation Society once commented you haven’t really made it until you’ve come under attack from the CCF.

  • Ana says:

    V. Soto I can relate! Once I tell people I am vegan the next question or comment is “so you eat fish”. I always reply that fish don’t grow on trees but apparently ignorance is flourishing. Steve Must be nice to see all of those beautiful fishthe variety of colors on various fish is so lovely to behold.

  • Michele says:

    Christopher Cochran your continued presence on these blogs is disappointing to say the least as you are a supposedly intelligent medical professional yet you continue to ignore some of the basic nutritionmedical facts that have been provided to you time and again by different individuals in the past month or so. You also continue to ignore the very succinct explanations provided to you Ariel was one who definitely explained it to you clearly and at length by animal rights individuals who do not want to hear about your “harvest” and how you are supposedly helping animals more than we are. Vegetarians and vegans who research the nutrition issues related to their herbivore diet are well aware of how to get B12 without having to eat animals or animal products. To V. Soto I too have had numerous conversations with people who cannot believe that fish are also animals. Several colleagues of mine insist that they are vegetarians but they “just” eat fish once in awhile. Sometimes I feel like I am talking to aliens when we are on this topic. Lately I have been using the “fish are not swimming vegetables” line that was on the PETA files a few months ago. Maybe there will be progress yet though I have to tell you I met this woman recently who did not understand why as a vegan I could not eat honey as she did not think that bees and other insects were animals!…

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    A diet rich in vegetable fruits and nuts not peanuts as well as loads of seafood is probably the ideal diet. People who eat oily fish salmon trout sardines mackerel tunahave fewer health problems than average. It is very difficult to incorporate vegetarians into those comparisons however as they are such a tiny portion of the population around 3. Fish have many of good amounts of the nutrients often missing in a vegan diet B12 Omegas iodine calcium. I most certainly would not like to have a hook in my mouth. I have had a fish hook buried in my flesh. It hurts. I am very glad not to be a fish. Sometimes we go fishing with a long spear. We stand in a boat and as fish swim under we thrust the spear into the fish. Very primitive no doubt but exhilarating. I imagine that hurts much more than a fish hook but I have never been speared before. I find it very rewarding to harvest these fish in a way that my ancestors did. You have to know where you’ve been in order to know where your going.

  • rojo says:

    steve you don’t think eating a tuna saves the hundreds of smaller fish it would otherwise eat?

  • Anne Goodwill (The dirtiest side of CCF, just read!) says:

    The Center for Consumer Freedom CCF formerly called the Guest Choice Network is a U.S. nonprofit organization. The CCF is entirely supported by fast food restaurants meat dairy tobacco alcohol beer other food industries and apart from this they have about 1000 individual supportes. CCF describes its mission as defending the “right of adults and parents to choose what they eat drink and how they enjoy themselves.” But this is not true! The CCFs aim is smear campaigning or also called smear tactic which is a deliberate attempt to harm another individual’s or group’s reputation. CCF often targets humane groups such as Humane Society of the United States People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine the Center for Science in the Public Interest Mothers Against Drunk Driving Greenpeace and Oceana. It also targets celebrities who support these NGOs humane groups. The CCF operates various websites such as ActivistCash.com CSPIscam.com PhysicianScam.com FishScam.com. and these websites contain various misleading statistics facts. The CCF received $600000 from the Philip Morris a tobacco company who tests on animals who also wanted to put an end to the antitobacco campaigns organisations. In December 1996 companies such as Alliance Gaming slot machines AnheuserBusch beer Bruss Company steaks and chops Cargill Processed Meat Products Davidoff cigars Overhill Farms frozen foods Philip Morris and Standard Meat Company steaks joined the CCF to smear all antialcohol antitobacco antimeat environmental groups. The CCF has also argued AGAINST smoking bans permissible driving bloodalcohol level dangers of meat consumption and pesticides. Apart from this in December 1999 the CCF received $111642 of which $105000 came from six unnamed donors. 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  • V. Soto says:

    I’d never heard of ‘Fish Amnesty Day’ but I think it’s a great idea to bring more awareness to fish. It’s so sad that fish seem to get lost in the shuffle when people decide they no longer want to eat meat. I guess by now I’m pretty used to seeing the look of amazement on people’s faces after telling them that my being vegetarian does include not eating fish. Then I’ll invariably hear But fish isn’t meat! Can anyone else relate?

  • Steve says:

    I always liked fishing as a kid until I caught a fish that is. The part that I liked was sitting by a quiet pond in the countryside. So I ended up doing just that without the fishing pole. Honestly how would you like having a hook yanked through your mouth brain eyeballs whatever? I ate fish though until I started scuba diving. Seeing tropical fish on reefs in nature you realize that they all have their own personalities their own minds. There’s another whole world down there that is much better off without us. And after seeing a tuna swimming free in the ocean I could never eat tuna after that.

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