Vegan Fish for Captain of Whale Ship?

Vegan Fish for Captain of Whale Ship?

PETA Offers Supply of Vegan Seafood to Fuel Tom McClean’s Dream Atlantic Voyage

Loch Nevis – This morning, PETA sent Tom McClean, the creator of a life-size metal whale ship dubbed “Moby“, an offer the group hopes he can’t refuse: to supply ocean-friendly, fish-free fare for his pending journey across the Atlantic. By stocking Moby with sustainable and savory fish-free fish fingers, fishless cakes, and vegan prawns, the long-awaited voyage would help draw much-needed attention to the plight of the world’s sea life, while keeping Captain McClean well fed.

“PETA wants to help Mr McClean fill his faux whale with faux fish and fuel his adventure with delicious vegan seafood free of the cruelty, toxins, and cholesterol found in fish flesh,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “That way, when he’s out on the wide open ocean all alone in his giant whale, he can smile knowing that he’s not contributing to the suffering of sea creatures like those below in the unseen depths.”

PETA is ramping up its efforts following the release of the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, which examines the global fishing industry, challenges the notion of “sustainable” fishing, and explains how humans’ actions cause widespread environmental destruction.

Today’s fishing industry kills millions of “non-target” animals every year in addition to the intended targets of fish, who are often crushed to death or gutted alive on the decks of fishing boats. A PETA US investigation into a crustacean abattoir revealed that live lobsters were impaled, torn apart, and decapitated – even as their legs continued to move.

PETA’s letter to McClean is available here. For more information, please visit or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327; [email protected]