UPDATE: Maryland Community Pool Cancels ‘Goldfish Swim’!

As you know, the community association in Severna Park, Maryland, was once again planning to hold its annual Fourth of July “goldfish swim,” during which hundreds of goldfish are dumped into a swimming pool and children are encouraged to jump in and attempt to catch them. Thank you to everyone who spoke out and to the community association for its compassionate decision to cancel this activity! 

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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