PETA Celebrates Long John Silver’s Fish-Free Foray

For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2021

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Louisville, Ky. – Below, please find a statement from Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to news that Long John Silver’s is now offering the Plant-Based Breaded Fish-Free Fillet and the Plant-Based Breaded Crab-Free Cake from vegan seafood line Good Catch at five locations in California and Georgia:

“After pressure from PETA—including billboards and vegan fish giveaways with mermaid mascots—and after receiving e-mails from tens of thousands of PETA supporters, Long John Silver’s is diving right into the wonderful world of vegan seafood, becoming the first major chain to offer faux fish and cruelty-free crab. The oceans are in trouble, sensitive aquatic animals don’t want to die for human dinners, and this move brings us one step closer to the sustainable vegan planet we all need.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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