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Oct 23, 2006
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Think About
Location: Croatia

Powerful Action for Fishes in Croatia

We are glad to have received this next piece of news from Animal Friends Croatia. On August the 17th, this organization performed a street action to make the public aware of the fact that fishes are sentient beings and to encourage people to go vegetarian. The activists were lying under a fishing net dressed up solely in plastic wrap, creating a very powerful visual performance of humans looking like fishes and being in their situation. The slogan under which the action was performed was “Fish are not swimming vegetables”, which is an excellent motto, since that is what society seems to think about fishes. As Animal Friends Croatia themselves have commented on their action, “nobody acknowledges the agony of fish”, and “the number of individually killed animals is beyond our comprehension.”

Activities of this sort can be really effective, since they spread the message that other animals are sentient individuals just as humans, and that we should start respecting those individuals just as we respect other humans.

You can read more about this action in Animal Friends Croatia’s website:

www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr/index.en.php?id=650

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