Sexy Duo Will Ask Spectators to Leave Fish off Their Plates
For Immediate Release:
June 21, 2013
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Wearing little more than “fins” and “tails” and holding signs that read, “Fish Are Friends, Not Food,” two sexy PETA members will dress as mermaids and take part in the Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade on Saturday to encourage onlookers to give fish a break and stop eating them.
When: Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m.
Where: The parade starts at the intersection of W. 21st Street and Surf Avenue, Coney Island
“Although we might not be as familiar with fish, when it comes to feeling pain and having a will to live, they’re just like all other animals,” says PETA “mermaid” Ashley Byrne. “And the more we learn about these sensitive and intelligent animals, the less likely we are to stick a hook or a fork in them.”
Scientific studies show that fish are intelligent, sensitive animals who experience pain and fear when they are hooked or netted and pulled from the water. A recent issue of the journal Fish and Fisheries cited more than 500 research papers on fish intelligence that prove that fish are smart, can use tools, and have impressive long-term memories and sophisticated social structures.
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