Animal welfare

Petition: Call on the UK to extend its animal welfare laws to fishing

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is set to introduce a new set of animal welfare standards that will make the slaughter of fish “more humane”. The ASC is the world’s leading organization for farmed seafood, and while this victory is a long time in coming and is great news for farmed fish, there is still a long way to go.

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Under the proposed new rules, ASC-certified farmed fish will need to be stunned before they are killed. Today, many fish have come out of the water, causing enormous suffering. Imagine being unable to breathe and being out of breath until you finally die.

Research and studies have proven time and time again that fish are sentient beings, and it’s time for the UK to follow suit and introduce fish welfare standards!

Sign this petition to call on the UK to introduce welfare standards for fish similar to those that protect mammals!

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