After hearing from PETA that fish suffer when confined to small, barren bowls and that many die in the commercial pet trade, GrandLife—the company that manages New York’s Soho Grand Hotel and The Roxy Hotel—ended the hotels’ goldfish-rental program, in which live fish were delivered to guests’ rooms upon request. The 21 fish already being held at the hotels were rehomed to staff. GrandLife joins Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, which ended a similar fish-rental program in 2018.
“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
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind