New Jersey Activists: Join Us at SeaQuest Woodbridge for Our Respect for Fish Day Protest!
For In Defense of Animals’ second annual Respect for Fish Day, we are teaming up with Stop SeaQuest Woodbridge and dedicated volunteers to denounce the ongoing animal welfare violations taking place across the country at SeaQuest aquarium and petting zoo locations. Join us!
SeaQuest is consistently in the news for state and federal animal welfare violations involving hazardous conditions for animals, staff, and visitors alike. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to touch, feed, and interact with animals, including a variety of fish, sharks, stingrays, birds, reptiles, and exotic animals, opening the door for injury, illness, and death. We must work together to shut down these dangerous facilities!
Respect for Fish Day is an annual event to raise awareness about the plight of fish. Fish are among the planet’s most widely abused animals, but their suffering generally receives the least attention. Trillions of fish are mistreated and killed every year in the food industry, for sport, in the pet trade, in laboratories, and for entertainment. Although scientific evidence indicates that fish are capable of feeling pain, fish are seldom covered by animal welfare legislation. Respect for Fish Day aims to change this by making the general public and lawmakers realize that all fish are deserving of compassion and protection.
What: SeaQuest Woodbridge Protest for Respect for Fish Day
Date: Sunday, August 1
Time: 2-4 p.m. ET
Location: Woodbridge Center Mall in Woodbridge, NJ (at the entrance of Macy’s/Red Robin, facing Route 1)
Please join our protest near the SeaQuest Woodbridge on August 1 to raise awareness of SeaQuest’s ongoing animal welfare violations. We will supply signs and distribute bumper stickers that direct people to our alert urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to finally shut down all SeaQuest interactive aquarium and petting zoo locations.