CRUELTY EXPOSED AT THAI FISH FARMS AND MARKETS

Thai producers and retailers, stop this cruel treatment of fish!

Makro, stop selling live fish!

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 A new investigation by Sinergia Animal and We Animals Media has revealed the shocking reality of how fish are farmed, killed and sold in Thailand

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Living in unsanitary conditions in both big and small farms.

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With signs of disease and bacterial infection.

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Being tossed around, stored live in ice, and slowly asphyxiating out of the water.

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Left dead in the ponds and eaten by other fish.

OUR INVESTIGATION SHOWS FISH:

AND THEN THEY’RE KILLED…

In the traditional markets investigated, fish were butchered while still alive or were killed by a blow to the head with a cleaver. Other fish were packed live into plastic bags and left to die slowly.

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MAKRO, BAN THE SALE OF LIVE FISH!

After suffering on farms, some fish must then endure transportation to big retailers that sell them live. Our investigation has revealed that fish are kept in crowded and murky tanks in Makro, where some of them look injured and unhealthy.

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.

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WHAT SCIENCE SAYS

Science has shown that fish can feel pain, fear and stress, which suggests they also have the capacity to suffer.

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Some fish can recognize familiar human faces among dozens of new faces with surprising accuracy.

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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.

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They are intelligent and some can learn how to navigate through a maze, which shows their capacity to learn.

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PLEASE HELP FISH NOW!

It's time for fish to be treated better. Please ask:

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Thai producers and retailers to provide better welfare for fish, from farming to transportation and slaughter.

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Makro, one of Thailand’s largest retailers, to stop selling live fish.

PRESS RELEASE

New investigation reveals animal welfare violations in the Thai fish industry

NGO Sinergia Animal urges producers and retailers to improve treatment given to fish.

[Bangkok, Thailand] — Images released by We Animals Media and Sinergia Animal revealed animal suffering and unsanitary conditions in the farming and trade of tilapia, the most farmed fish in the country. Now, activists are urging producers and retailers to improve the overall treatment of fish, and Siam Makro to stop selling live fish. 

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WE HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU!

Fish deserve so much better! The best thing you can do for fish and other aquatic animals is stop eating them. 

 

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YOUR DONATION CAN SAVE ANIMALS

The best way to fight animal abuse is to bring it to light. Please, make a donation today to make other exposés like this possible.
 
Your contribution can help millions of farmed animals in the Global South, where they need you so much.
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Videos: Taichi Kaito / Sinergia Animal / We Animals Media

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Photos: Mako Kurokawa / Sinergia Animal / We Animals Media 

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