Will OdySea Aquarium’s New Restaurant Keep Fish Off Its Plates?

Published by PETA.

As construction continues on OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, PETA sent a letter to the project’s developer this morning with a simple request: Keep fish off the menu at the aquarium’s restaurant, the Lighthouse Café. In its letter, PETA points out that fish caught in huge commercial fishing nets suffer the agony of decompression as they are hauled up from the deep, while farmed fish spend their entire lives in filthy, cramped enclosures, making fish flesh a poor menu choice for an institution intended to teach people to respect and appreciate sea animals.

Colorful Fish

Serving fish at an aquarium would be like serving poodle burgers at a dog show or monkey nuggets at a zoo. PETA stands ready to help OdySea Aquarium serve delicious vegan faux fish, which spares beautiful, sensitive animals the pain of being netted, dragged from their ocean homes, and left to suffocate on the decks of fishing boats.

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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