Fish may not appear as cute and cuddly as young lambs, however they do feel pain and they do suffer. Vegetarians don’t eat fish and they never have. Individuals who avoid meat but continue to consume fish are known as pescetarians.
Fishing is threatening the population of whales, dolphins and porpoises, and over-fishing has left species such as tuna, plaice, monkfish and cod in danger. Fishing also affects seals, birds, turtles, mink and otters, as well as coral reefs and aquatic plants. The world demand for fish continues to rise and the impact is worsening.
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