Human Sushi Rolls Say, ‘Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate’

Provocative 'World Tuna Day' PETA Protest to Promote Respect for Fish

For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2019

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Boston – Nearly naked PETA demonstrators will be wrapped in “rice”—beside to-scale “wasabi,” “ginger,” and “soy sauce”—under a banner proclaiming, “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate,” to bring a vegan twist to World Tuna Day this Thursday.

When:    Thursday, May 2, 12 noon

Where:    At the intersection of Broad Canal Way and Third Street, Cambridge

“It’s ofishal: Studies show that fish are smart, have long memories and surprising abilities, and are sensitive to pain,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is making the point that it’s time to roll with sushi made with avocado, mock lobster, tomato, and other delicious vegan ingredients that no one had to die for.”

Fish who are dragged out of oceans in nets, which are sometimes a mile wide—along with unintended victims, such as dolphins, turtles, seals, and others—slowly suffocate, are crushed to death, or die from decompression when they’re pulled from the water. Others are often still alive when their throats and stomachs are cut open.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit

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