Samantha Barks: Try to Relate, and Keep Fish off Your Plate
Proving that she would do anything to help animals, I’d Do Anything and Les Misérables star Samantha Barks didn’t hesitate to strip down and plunge into a tank of cold water to pose for a new PETA advert. The long-time vegetarian’s ad explains that fish suffocate when they’re pulled out of the water.
Numerous studies have shown that fish feel pain, just as dogs, cats and all animals do, and they can learn tasks, have long-term memories, use tools and show affection. When fish are hooked, impaled or netted and pulled up from the ocean depths, they undergo the excruciating pain of decompression, an intense pressure that often ruptures their swim bladders and damages other internal organs.
Fish don’t want to suffocate on land, just as we don’t want to drown in water. Please take Samantha’s advice: relate, and keep fish off your plate! Stop these animals’ suffering by refusing to eat them. Start by ordering one of PETA’s free vegan starter kits: