This Giant ‘Fish’ Is Saving Her Kind One Fishless Filet at a Time

Published by Zachary Toliver.

It’s not every day you see a giant fish teaching folks about compassion! During this year’s World Day for the End of Fishing, PETA’s larger-than-life “fish” mascot, Tiffany Tuna, took to the streets of Tallahassee, Florida, to hook people on some vegan goodness.

Armed with signs proclaiming, “Fish Are Friends, Not Food,” she and accompanying PETA members gave away free Gardein Fishless Filets—complete with vegan tartar sauce—to curious, hungry pedestrians.

Fish feel pain and fear, just as dogs, cats, and humans do.

Fish are skewered through their sensitive mouths and torn from their homes for “sport.” Many are dragged out of oceans in huge nets (along with unintended victims, such as dolphins, turtles, seals, and others) and slowly suffocate or are crushed to death. The fish who survive are often still alive when their throats and stomachs are cut open.

What You Can Do

PETA is calling on people everywhere to choose vegan meals and spare sensitive aquatic animals the agony of being impaled, crushed, cut open, and gutted.

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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