After PETA reminded UncommonGoods that fish are sensitive and complex animals who, in the pet trade, suffer inside tiny, cramped bags or containers that bear no resemblance to their natural habitats, the online retailer banned the sale of fish tanks! The company’s CEO, David Bolotsky, told PETA, “I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 11-years-old, which has informed our ethics from day one. UncommonGoods doesn’t offer any items made with leather, feather, fur, or pearls. You won’t find any products photographed with meat … on our site, catalog, or other marketing materials. My view is that we should always strive to have a better impact on people, animals, and the planet. When PETA approached us about no longer selling a fish tank, it was an easy decision.” PETA applauds UncommonGoods for all its animal-friendly policies. To use your voice to help fish in need, tell The Pearl Hotel that fish aren’t decorations and that it should remove the betta fish from its guests’ rooms.
“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