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Will Human-Faced Fish Save the Seas?

Written by PETA | March 4, 2009

You may have noticed that PETA has been working hard to give our finned friends a PR boost. Well, it seems that some sea kittens in South Korea may have heard about our campaign and decided to do their own makeover. According to an article in the U.K.’s Telegraph, two female carp in a small pond in Chongju have adapted to look like humans! Check out their distinctive noses, eyes, and lips:


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Humanoid fish


We already knew that sea kittens have complex social systems, communicate with each other using low-frequency sounds, and use tools just like humans do, but now they even look like us! Cannibalism is generally frowned upon, so do you think this might persuade people to finally stop eating sea kittens, once and for all?

P.S. If this story has inspired you to give up fish for good, try out this recipe for grilled tofu with blackened seasoning. Looks just like grilled fish, tastes a million times better, and I promise it never resembled Mr. Limpet.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • Jeff says:

    They have these down in Mexico. They are truly creepy!

  • turttle says:

    now i think that the term sea kittens lost alot of respect from people but that fish looks like someone in my class and i could not imagine eating someone!!!

  • Lianne Lavoie says:

    That is creepy… I already didn’t eat fish but I will definitely be passing this around to those who do.

  • vegancoin says:

    good point about the catfish believe it or not some species are in danger of extinction. but more to the point…it can and will make a difference if people that is real people start making ethical choices into what ends up on their dinner plate. Simple as pie.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I hate to bring this up but catfish have had a somewhat human face for thousands of years and they still get eaten by humans. I don’t think it will make a difference.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    The commercial fishing industry is just as inhumane and vile as the beef pork and poultry industries. They decimate marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Millions of nontargeted fish are killed only to rot in the waters. There is nothing innocous about fishing because it’s a deadly environmental atrocity. Remember the original and idyllic Biblical diet was vegan Genesis 129.

  • Sarah says:

    This is fantastic. Now not only does your food have a face it has YOUR face!! Save the sea kittens!!

  • girlnamedfish says:

    Does that fish have two front fins!?!

  • Aaron says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but this has definitely inspired me to stop eating fish.