Giant ‘Fish’ to Give Away Free Vegan Fishless Filets

PETA's 'Tiffany Tuna' Will Mark 'World Day for the End of Fishing'

For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2017

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

What:    Armed with signs proclaiming, “Fish Are Friends, Not Food,” PETA’s larger-than-life fish mascot, Tiffany Tuna, will lead PETA members as they give away free Gardein Fishless Filets—complete with vegan tartar sauce—on Saturday, World Day for the End of Fishing.

When:    Saturday, March 25, 12 noon

Where:    The intersection of E. Park Avenue and N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee

“Fish feel pain and fear, just as dogs, cats, and humans do,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “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.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that fish are skewered through their sensitive mouths and torn from their homes for “sport.” Many who are dragged out of oceans in huge nets (along with unintended victims, such as dolphins, turtles, seals, and others) slowly suffocate or are crushed to death. The fish who survive are often still alive when their throats and stomachs are cut open.

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