Whilst in the past the suffering of fish has often been neglected, research and science is now repeatedly attesting to the complexities of marine life, and how fish and crustaceans are capable of feeling pain. With the amount of fish killed each year within the fishing industry estimated to be in the billions, awareness of their suffering is crucial in changing our collective attitudes towards them.
Raising Awareness with PETA
Over the last year, we have visited small and large scale fish markets, and fish drying farms - a place where fish are left out to dry in the sun, in order to make their flesh more suitable for fish paste.
Live animals are a frequent aspect of fish markets: we saw fishing nets bulging with live crabs and fish on ice taking their last breath. The mass of fish can be overwhelming, too - at just one of the markets, thousands of freshly-caught marine life line the vendors stalls, only to be replenished all over again the very next day.
We created a video for PETA which showed some of the suffering that fish and crustaceans endure as part of the food industry, which was viewed by over 70,000 people.
Some of our images from these markets have been used by Veganuary, who published a blog post about the devastating effect that the fishing industry has on the ocean.
All of our footage, including the clips above, are free-to-use for anyone using them to help animal rights.