Look Up! Fish Will Fly Over Local Seafood Festival

For Immediate Release:
September 2, 2022

Contact:
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Eastport, Maine – On Sunday, Eastport Salmon & Seafood Festival attendees and exhibitors will be given some food for thought, as a PETA banner proclaiming, “Fish Can Feel. Can You? Try Vegan” circles the festival. PETA hopes eventgoers will be prompted to consider that sentient beings are impaled, crushed, suffocated, or cut open and gutted for a fleeting taste of flesh, even though many tasty, healthy vegan options are readily available, and will consider not eating them.

“Behind every salmon dinner was an individual who valued their life as all of us value ours, whether we’re big or small,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s banner will make waves by urging festivalgoers to have a heart and leave all animals in peace.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that many faux-fish options are readily available, including Gardein’s f’sh filets, Good Catch’s plant-based seafood, New Wave Foods’ new plant-based shrimp, and Sophie’s Kitchen’s Plant-Based Crab Cakes.

Where:           The plane will fly over the festival in downtown Eastport.

When:             Sunday, September 4, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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