A DEEP DIVE INTO THE SECRETS OF FISH FARMING IN INDONESIA
Indonesian fish farmers and retailers must put an end to this cruelty
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Act For Farmed Animals and We Animals Media expose for the first time how popular fish species such as tilapia, catfish, and milkfish live and die in Indonesia
Living in very poor sanitary conditions.
With signs of disease and dead fish left floating in pens.
Thrown into buckets, where fish at the bottom are crushed by the weight of those on top.
Being transported on ice, which can keep them alive for many hours and prolong their suffering.
Being skinned and cut open while still fully conscious.
OUR INVESTIGATION SHOWS FISH:
AND THEN THEY’RE KILLED…
At local markets and supermarkets investigated, fish were skinned, scaled and gutted alive. Some were even suffocated in a plastic bag and then hit on the head with a mallet.
SUPERMARKETS, BAN THE SALE OF LIVE FISH!
Having suffered all the cruelty of the farms, some fish still have to endure being transported to big retailers where they will be sold live. Many Indonesian retailers keep fish alive in tiny tanks in their stores, where they can barely swim and may suffer from pain, fear and stress.
THE UNSUSTAINABILITY OF AQUACULTURE
Even herbivorous species like tilapia are given meat in the form of fishmeal, which is made out of wild fish caught at sea. According to the FAO, the use of this type of feed in aquaculture contributes to overfishing and represents a significant threat to ocean biodiversity.
WHAT SCIENCE SAYS
Science has shown that fish can feel pain, fear and stress, which suggests they also have the capacity to suffer.
Some fish can recognize familiar human faces among dozens of new faces with surprising accuracy.
Some species use tools to hunt, opening shells by hitting them against rocks.
Others are thoughtful parents: they protect their eggs from threats by putting them into shells they can carry around.
They are intelligent and some can learn how to navigate through a maze, which shows their capacity to learn.
Enriched Environment: Create an environment that meets species-specific ethological needs analogous to their ideal habitat.
Feed Composition & Feeding: Reduce the amount of wild-caught animals required for aquaculture feed by researching alternative feed sources. Strive for the most optimal feeding times and quantities and avoid starvation periods exceeding 72 hours.
Space Requirements & Stocking Density: Maintain appropriate space by species and lifestage to avoid negative physical, psychological, and behavioral impacts.
Water Quality: Monitor key water quality indicators continuously or at least once a day.
Stunning & Slaughter: Effectively stun all animals before slaughter, minimize the time elapsed between stunning and slaughter to lower the risk of consciousness being recovered.
HOW FISH WELFARE CAN BE IMPROVED
New investigation reveals poor animal welfare standards in the Indonesian fish farming industry
NGO coalition Act for Farmed Animals urges producers and retailers to improve the treatment of farmed fish.
[XXXX, Indonesia] — An investigation conducted by Act For Farmed Animals and We Animals Media has revealed for the first time the poor welfare conditions for fish farmed, killed and sold in Indonesia. The exposé shows the unsanitary conditions of tilapia, catfish and milkfish farms: fish visibly sick and dying prematurely, left to float in their pens once dead.
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