Got Netflix? Then You’ve Got to Watch ‘Seaspiracy’

The countdown is over—the highly anticipated documentary Seaspiracy is officially available on Netflix! This can only mean one thing: It’s watch party time.

Since Netflix released the film’s trailer (above) on March 3, it’s received more than half a million views. We’re excited to see this hit big with its powerful message, and you should be, too.

From the co-creator of the groundbreaking documentary Cowspiracy, Seaspiracy “illuminates alarming—and not widely known—truths about the widespread environmental destruction to our oceans caused by human behavior.” The film examines the global fishing industry, “challenging notions of sustainable fishing and showing how humans cause widespread environmental destruction.”

What Is a Watch Party, and How Do Watch Parties Work?

Hosting a Seaspiracy watch party is as easy as it is important. Use Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix Party), Houseparty, or Zoom (sign into your Netflix account, click the “Share Screen” button on Zoom, and press play) so that you and your viewing buddies can chat along during the film. A day or two before your Seaspiracy watch party, encourage your friends to try out a vegan fish recipe or two (a socially distanced potluck, if you will)—PETA’s got tons of suggestions! This will help your pals see just how easy it is to eat food that didn’t have a face and help save our oceans and the rest of the planet at the same time.

After the film, encourage them to order a free vegan starter kit.

Fish Deserve Respect

When it comes to pain and suffering, fish feel it all. We know now that fish are smart, they can use tools, and they have impressive long-term memories and sophisticated social structures. And since we don’t subscribe to speciesism (an oppressive belief system in which those with power draw boundaries to justify using or excluding their fellow sentient beings who are less powerful), there’s really only one thing to do: Leave fish in peace.

Is Seaspiracy Bringing Out the Fish Advocate in You?

We’re not surprised! Seaspiracy is doing for fish what Cowspiracy did for cows and Blackfish did for the #EmptyTheTanks anti-SeaWorld movement. And we’ve got good news: It’s as easy to speak up for our fish friends as it is to host a Seaspiracy watch party. So go on with your activist self—click below to urge Long John Silver’s and Captain D’s to learn from Seaspiracy:

Tell Eateries to Catch Up With the Times and Sell Vegan Fish

Then encourage your friends, family, and other social media followers to take action for fish, too:

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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