Something ‘Fishy’ Going On?

Posted by on June 8, 2011 | Permalink

It’s World Oceans Day, and so today, we’re devoting our blog to the millions of individual fish and marine animals who suffer needlessly at human hands.

Fish are intelligent, complex animals who form strong social bonds and communicate with each other, and some even have a mischievous side! Numerous studies have shown that fish feel pain. Fish caught in nets and dragged from their homes experience excruciating decompression as they are pulled to the surface. The pressure can cause their eyes to pop out, and force their stomachs out through their mouths. On fishing vessels, fish are either left to die slowly and painfully of suffocation, are crushed by the weight of other fish or are cut open while still conscious.

Fish may not be as cute as kittens, and they may not scream when they are hurting. But they are every bit as capable of feeling pain and fear. If you wouldn’t eat your cat, ask yourself why fish should be any different! Please choose today, World Oceans Day, to make the compassionate choice to leave all animals off your plate if you haven’t already by switching to a vegan diet. Order your free vegetarian/vegan starter kit, which is overflowing with great tips and recipes to get you started!