In honor of the billions of fish who are abused and killed by humans every year for food and "sport," PETA members and supporters came together to create the world's first Fish Empathy Quilt. More than 100 squares were created by participants across the country. After it was assembled, the quilt took up more than 300 square feet! Click here to see all four of the quilt's beautiful panels.
Each square was handmade by PETA members and supporters from across the country. Many participants also submitted touching stories about why they no longer support cruelty to fish, including the following:
Click on the above images to see larger pictures of the quilt's squares.
Billions of fish are killed each year so that people can eat their flesh, while millions more are ripped from their homes for "fun" by anglers. The quilters wanted to come together to make the statement that fish deserve compassion because they are intelligent animals who feel pain. Consider the following:
The easiest and most effective thing that you can do to help stop cruelty to fish and other animals is to stop eating them. With the help of great resources such as PETA's Pledge to Be Vegan for 30 Days and the thousands of delicious vegetarian recipes, going vegetarian has never been easier.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.