Happy Father’s Day From PETA

Published by PETA.

This Sunday is Father’s Day, which means that dads who don’t know any better may be taking their kids fishing. Anglers run the risk of eating someone’s father (or mother) every time they rip a sea kitten out of the water, and that doesn’t sound like a very good way to celebrate fatherhood to me.

To help spread the truth about fishing, we sent a former fisher and his giant finned friend to Fort Myers Beach in Florida. Check out the pics, and don’t forget to wish your dad a happy Father’s Day!


Repentant former angler Bryan Wilson and Sammy the Sea Kitten hit the pier to let people know that fish feel pain and fear just like dogs and cats do.
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Sammy made some new friends …
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… and issued a warning to his aquatic brethren.
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This little animal lover could never eat a sea kitten!
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Written by Lianne Turner

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