PETA Dives In to Save Dying Fish

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

When officials in a New Jersey city drained most of a park pond to dredge the sides, workers drained too much water, and numerous fish were stranded on the banks and suffocated. The fish who survived were huddled in shallow pools that were nearly frozen and were trying to stay alive in the frigid weather.

PETA’s phone lines lit up like a Christmas tree, and we sprang into action. We alerted city officials to the tragic situation, asking for more water to be added to the pond, and sent out an action alert to our supporters, who bombarded officials with pleas to save the fish. Within 24 hours, the pond was being refilled, and the surviving fish could breathe a little easier.

Time and time again, animals’ lives have been saved because PETA members like you demanded action. Thank you. And if you haven’t joined our e-mail list yet, please do so today.

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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