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Group's New 'Silent Scream' Video Reminds Chefs That Might Doesn't Make Right—Regardless of the Victims' Species
For Immediate Release:May 30, 2012
Contact:Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
Los Angeles — Thanks to host Gordon Ramsay, there's
plenty of screaming on FOX's Hell's Kitchen—but for every meal prepared
on the show, there are countless screams that go unheard: those of the fish
whose bodies are cut up, cooked, and plated. That's why PETA has fired off a
letter to FOX to ask for space to air the group's hard-hitting new
anti-bullying TV spot, "Silent
Scream," during the June 4 season premiere.
As PETA explains in the letter, "Silent Scream" is
an effort to instill empathy for animals, specifically fish, who are widely
misunderstood and killed for both food and "sport." The video shows
scenes of bullying and violence—including a schoolboy
beaten and kicked by two bigger kids
and an elderly woman who is being mugged—each of which ends with a heartrending
scream from the victim. In the final scene, a fish, slowly suffocating to death
on a cutting board, gasps one last time—but as the ad states, "Some
screams can't be heard."
PETA is also encouraging its members to tweet links to the
video to celebrity chefs, including Ramsay, Emeril Lagasse, Paula
Deen, and Mario Batali.
"It may be easier to identify with our favorite Hell's
Kitchen contestants than with the fish they fillet and sauté, but fish feel
pain and fear, and they suffer enormously when they are impaled, crushed, suffocated, or cut open and
gutted, all while they're fully conscious ," says PETA Senior Vice
President Lisa Lange. "PETA's 'Silent Scream' video tells viewers that
it's never right to hurt others simply because they are weaker than we are
and can't speak up for themselves—regardless of what species they happen to
Biologists have found that fish develop relationships with
each other. Some fish are capable of using tools, while others gather
information by eavesdropping. These intelligent, sensitive animals are so
good-natured that Dr. Sylvia Earle, the world's leading marine biologist, said,
"I wouldn't deliberately eat a grouper any more than I'd eat a cocker
information, please visit PETA.org.
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.