Respect For Fish Day
On August 1, VSSJ will join with In Defense of Animals (www.idausa.org) and a diverse group of more than 250 organizations that are launching a groundbreaking initiative for the planet’s most abused animals. The first ever Respect for Fish Day will address many concerns about the exploitation of fish species, the dangers of aquaculture and animal cruelty, and aims to affect changes in consumption and policy.
Fish are the single most abused group of animals across the globe. Trillions are killed every year by the food industry, the pet and aquarium trades, in laboratories, and for blood sports. Despite conclusive scientific evidence that fish suffer, they are excluded from many laws that would give them even a modicum of protection, including the Animal Welfare Act, the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, and the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act. Many states also exempt fish from their cruelty laws, or exempt standard fishing practices from compliance with them.
Learn more about why we are shining a light on our aquatic friends, click here