PETA Takes Over Clapham Common Station for World Vegan Month
More than 50 fish, crabs, lobsters, and octopuses are now covering Clapham Common station in London.
Have you seen our World Vegan Month tube takeover yet? 🐙🦑🦀🐟🐠❤ pic.twitter.com/CFkBX6jZrR
— PETA UK (@PETAUK) November 6, 2018
The PETA tube station takeover comes just in time for World Vegan Month and urges passers-by to spare a thought for the sea animals exploited in the food industry – just like humans, fish, crabs, octopuses, and lobsters feel pain and fear, have unique personalities, and value their own lives.
In each of the ads, a marine animal appears next to the words “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan.”
Every year, billions of sea animals are slaughtered for food. Their nervous systems are similar to our own, meaning they can feel pain, but they’re usually killed in slow, agonising ways, such as being left to asphyxiate on the decks of fishing boats, boiled alive, or eaten while they’re still conscious.
A PETA US investigation of a crustacean abattoir revealed that live lobsters and crabs were impaled, torn apart, and decapitated – even as their legs continued to move.
Chefs typically place live lobsters in pots of boiling water while they’re still conscious – a cruel practice that has been banned in Switzerland – and some cut off live octopuses’ limbs and serve them still writhing to customers.
Fish slowly suffocate or are crushed to death when they’re dragged from the ocean in huge nets, and the throats and stomachs of those who survive are cut open on the decks of boats.
Industrial fishing is also an environmental disaster on an epic scale. Massive trawlers scrape the ocean bed with their nets, destroying huge swathes of marine life and filling the ocean with discarded plastic fishing gear.
What You Can Do
Choose vegan options to help spare animals’ lives and protect our precious oceans:
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