Photos: Giant ‘Fish’ Gives Away Free Vegan Fish and Chips

For Immediate Release:
13 July 2017

Olivia Jordan +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]

PETA Teams Up With Land & Sea to Celebrate Vegan Menu

Falkirk – Accompanied by a giant “fish” holding a sign proclaiming, “Try Vegan Fish!” PETA supporters gave away free vegan fish and chips from Polmont’s Land & Sea Fish & Chip Shop. Every Tuesday, the shop offers its special vegan menu complete with Vish & Chips, Veggie Sausages, and Chick’un Nuggets.

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“We are very proud to be able to meet the growing demand for vegan food – we now serve a vegan version of just about every item on the menu,” says Land & Sea owner Susan Ord. “We’ve had people come from far and wide to try the ‘vish’, and most people, including meat-eaters, can’t believe how good it is.”

“From the finest restaurants to the local chippy, finding businesses serving delicious vegan foods has never been easier,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “Vegan fish fillets are packed with protein and flavour but none of the cruelty or cholesterol associated with fish flesh, and PETA encourages everyone to give them a try.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that biologists have found that fish are capable of using tools and that some even gather information by eavesdropping. They develop relationships, grieve when their companions die, and are so good-natured that Dr Sylvia Earle, one of the world’s leading marine biologists, has said, “I wouldn’t deliberately eat a grouper any more than I’d eat a cocker spaniel.”

In addition to sparing sensitive aquatic animals immense pain and suffering, vegans and vegetarians are less likely to suffer from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are. They also have a smaller carbon footprint. These are the reasons why millions of British people (including 20 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, according to the research group Mintel) are choosing to ditch animal-derived foods.

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