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Fish Feel Supporters' Group

Fish Feel was formed to promote an issue which largely is heavily under-regarded, even amongst the AR and veg*n movements, considering the immense scale of the problem worldwide.

Extract from their website:

Fish Feel is the sole organization devoted exclusively to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and protection.

Despite fish constituting the largest category of animals used for food (including as farmed animal feed), and despite huge numbers of fish harmed for research, "sport", and aquaria, their well-being receives very little attention, including by the animal protection community.

Fish Feel primarily serves to help educate the public as to why these animals are deserving of our appreciation, the immense problems caused by their exploitation, and how we can help them.

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Some further information on why fish should receive more of our concern and why FIsh Feel was formed is now available on;

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(by Mary Finelli);

With all of the problems in the world, why have I founded Fish Feel, the sole organization exclusively advocating on behalf of fish as sentient beings?
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Also consider Animal Aid's comments about their and Viva!'s 'Day of Action for Fish' –.

Scientists agree that fish – as well as crustaceans like crab, shrimp and lobsters, and cephalopods, such as octopus and squid – experience pain and suffering in much the same way as land animals, yet there are hardly any laws protecting them from harm. Both wild-caught and farmed fish suffer greatly at the hands of people and, unlike most other animals killed for food, are often slaughtered without pre-stunning and may take a long time to die.

So many fish are killed that their numbers are not counted, only their weight in tonnes.

Website: http://www.fishfeel.org/
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2017

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Comment by Mary Finelli on December 21, 2014 at 10:34pm

Thank you very much for starting this, Barry, and to you, Poonam and Noy, for your interest and concern for fish.

I hope you will visit the Fish Feel website and, if you're on Facebook, please check out our page there, which is updated daily: https://www.Facebook.com/FishFeel.org.  If you'd like to receive the Fish Feel newsletter, please send your eddress to: Info@FishFeel.org.

Thanks again, fish need all of the friends they can get!

Comment by Poonam DJ on December 21, 2014 at 10:47pm

Will definitely check out the page on Facebook  :-) .

Comment by Mary Finelli on December 21, 2014 at 11:05pm

Thanks, Poonam! I hope you'll like - and Like!- it.  :-)

Comment by Noy on December 22, 2014 at 6:27am
My buttons are pushed the minute people start calling themselves vegetarian even when they're still consuming fish.
Comment by Mary Finelli on December 22, 2014 at 6:56am

Mine, too, Noy, and sadly it is so common. Plainly they don't know what "vegetarian" means. We need to make a point of explaining it to them, and why they should care about fish. There are so many reasons! 

Comment by Barry on January 2, 2015 at 11:40pm
Fish Feel Supporters' Group
The fish feel graphic above shows the total number of animals killed for food in the USA per year, but the picture below could also be useful to show people how many of each type of animal they themselves will probably eat in a lifetime if they do not become veggie. It shows that, apart from chickens, the number of fish consumed make the number of other animals consumed seem tiny;
'Honey - I've Eaten a Whole Menagerie!' A4 Poster
 
 
 
Like much veggie literature, it talks about the number of animals "saved" by becoming a person becoming veggie. Of course, those animals that are deliberately bred as farm animals would not have had their lives "saved" as they would never have lived at all, but at least they would have been "saved" from a lifetime of imprisonment and in most cases torture. The figures for animals "saved" also seem to include only those animals that the non-veggie would have actually eaten himself(or herself) - the real figures are much higher firstly because many animals are also killed to be fed to the deliberately bred farm animals mentioned(1), and secondly because many wild animals are poisoned or otherwise killed to prevent them from eating crops that are being grown(2). At a lecture I once attended the number of animals that would be killed in order to supply the food of a person who chooses a typical omnivorous diet was calculated to be, over that persons lifetime, a shocking 60,000 or thereabouts.
 
(1) As an example, vegan GP Dr. Michael Klaper mentions in his lecture "A Diet for All Reasons" that about half of the fish caught in the USA are actually fed to farm animals rather than sold for human consumption, see; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52a3qrZKic4 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCIhUebuy4w
 
(2) Even a person who eats only plant food is therefore causing some animals to be prematurely killed if he/she buys commercially produced food, but at least the number of animals he/she will cause to be killed is drastically lower, not least because a vegan requires much less plant food to be grown to supply his or her diet.
Comment by Mary Finelli on January 3, 2015 at 12:30am

Good points, Barry. There is also the matter of intention. Killing someone intentionally is recognized by law to be worse than unintentionally killing them. There is a very significant moral difference. 

Comment by Mary Finelli on January 10, 2015 at 10:55am

Welcome, Chris, and thank you for your interest and concern for fish. In addition to the Fish Feel website, you might be interested in our Facebook page if you're on Fb: https://www.Facebook.com/FishFeel.org  We keep it updated daily. If you'd like to receive our newsletter, please just send your eddress to: Info@FishFeel.org. It's so nice to know another advocate for fish! They need all the help we can give them. 

Comment by Chris on January 11, 2015 at 10:05am
Thank you, Mary :)
Comment by VeganCharles72 on December 12, 2017 at 1:24pm

I had to join this! There are literally people out there and here on this site who have the gall to lecture others on animal cruelty while at the same time freely admitting that they eat fish. Those people are either extremely ignorant, hypocritical, or have some sort of cognitive dissonance disorder.

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