PETA ‘Catmonger’ Serves Up ‘Dead Cats’, Reminds Public Eating Fish Is No Different

PETA ‘Catmonger’ Serves Up ‘Dead Cats’, Reminds Public Eating Fish Is No Different

Cardiff – Today, in honour of World Vegan Day (1 November), a PETA “catmonger” serving mock kitten fillets on trays of ice at two for £5, along with “fresh local Siamese” for £8 a kilo and “whole boiled tabbies” for £6 each, competed with local fishmongers at Cardiff Market in a push for passers-by to see fish as intelligent, feeling individuals and opt for vegan fare instead. The “sell-off” was held as part of PETA’s efforts to challenge speciesism – the belief that the differences between humans and other animals warrant torturing, killing, and eating those of other species.

More images from the action are available here.

“Fish are as playful, inquisitive, and sensitive to pain as the cats we share our homes with, yet more fish are killed for food each year than all other animals combined,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “PETA is calling on everyone to sea things differently and to leave all animals – whether they have fur or fins – off their plates.”

Fish share knowledge and have long memories as well as cultural traditions. Yet they’re impaled, crushed, suffocated, or cut open and gutted by the billion – often while they’re completely conscious. In addition, 38 million tonnes of other aquatic animals are unintentionally caught annually as the fishing industry aims to increase profits. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals (including aquatic ones) each year.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – offers a free vegan starter kit. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), or Instagram.


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