Photos: PETA ‘Kittenmonger’ Serves Up Dead ‘Cats’, Reminds Public Eating Fish Is No Different

Photos: PETA ‘Kittenmonger’ Serves Up Dead ‘Cats’, Reminds Public Eating Fish Is No Different

Folkestone, Kent – Today, a PETA “kittenmonger” 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 Fish Market in Folkestone in a push for locals 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 – and comes ahead of World Day for the End of Speciesism (26 August).

More images from the action are available here.

“Fish are as playful, inquisitive, and sensitive to pain as the cats who share our homes, 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 off their plates, whether they have fur or fins.”

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 satisfy consumer demand. 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, Twitter, or Instagram.