PETA’s giant Freeda Fish was caught trying to sink a Lake Ridge, Virginia, “Fish Out.” The Lake Ridge Parks & Recreation Association dumped 750 rainbow trout into a swimming pool, and over the next week, people can catch them for entertainment. But Freeda and her pals made waves at the event, passing out fliers explaining that being hooked hurts.
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The nervous system in fish is virtually the same as in birds and mammals, and they feel and respond to pain. There’s nothing sporting about piercing a fish’s mouth and yanking the animal into an environment in which he or she slowly suffocates. Join Freeda and her buddies in letting fish be your friend, not your food, and out fish from your diet.
Written by Michelle Kretzer