Students to Descend on Seafood Hub to Stick Up for Fish

Compassionate Young PETA Supporters Will Cast Vegan Plea: 'Fish Are Friends, Not Food—Leave Them off Your Plate!'

For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2018

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Los AngelesWhat:    On Thursday, a swarm of PETA-supporting college students will descend on Venice Beach’s Windward Plaza Park—which is near several seafood restaurants—to urge passersby to choose vegan meals and let imperiled sea animals live in peace.

When:    Thursday, June 28, 12 noon

Where:    Windward Plaza Park, 1 Windward Ave. (near the Ocean Front Walk), Venice

“Just like humans, sea animals feel pain and fear, have unique personalities, and value their lives, yet they’re slaughtered by the billions every year for food,” says peta2 Director Ryan Huling. “Fish belong in the ocean, not on a plate, and PETA is encouraging everyone to listen to these kind students and shun seafood.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that when they’re hauled up from the ocean depths, fish experience the agonizing pain of decompression and the pressure change often damages their internal organs. Many are impaled or hooked and then gutted alive.

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