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RESPECT FOR FISH DAY EVENTS IN 2024

 

In- Person Fish Tales Event

Join in at an impactful and fun event to celebrate fish, all marine life, and the oceans! We'll have featured speakers and activists telling their Fish Tales —- personal, heartfelt stories about why they stopped eating fish that will be filmed and publicized. And mermaid or ocean-themed dress is encouraged.

Come make new friends and let's build a larger community of fish advocates! The in-person Fish Tales Event will raise awareness about fish sentience, and the cruel and destructive nature of the fishing industry, and to encourage people to respect all animals by leaving them alone and off our plates.

What: Fish Tales Outreach Event

When: Saturday August 3rd, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT

Where: Aquatic Park, San Francisco

The event will be held near the intersection of Van Ness and Beach street, just west of the Maritime Museum, on the grass in front of the Bocce Ball courts.

Join Us: Register to attend on the Facebook Event Page, and share the event with friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/880668527229105/  

 

Virtual Fish Sentience Expert Panel

The panel discussion with fish scientists and experts will dive deep into the fascinating world of fish sentience, exploring the science behind their complex behaviors and emotional capacities. Our panel will discuss why understanding fish sentience is crucial and how this knowledge can contribute towards treating fish with the respect and compassion they deserve.

What: Fish Sentience Expert Panel 

When: Thursday, August 1st, 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET

Where: This is a virtual event! Please register on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E3TdgkjJTHWt_VfpcLMQ3g   

Join Us: Register to attend on the Facebook Event Page, and share the event with friends! https://www.facebook.com/share/RxXmhYXBGQUsw6et/  

 

If you can’t attend these events, you can still learn more about why protecting fish is important and what we’re doing by checking our Fish campaign and Respect for Fish Day.

 

View Past Respect For Fish Day Events:

2021


How Documentaries Inspire Ocean Conservation

For the second annual Respect for Fish Day, In Defense of Animals and The Dark Hobby present an ocean film advocacy virtual panel to showcase documentaries that expose the plight of animals who live in the sea. In Defense of Animals Campaigns Director Lisa Levinson moderates this fascinating discussion with featured speakers:

Featured in Racing Extinction, Oceanic Preservation Society Documentary Filmmaker, and former race car driver, Leilani Munter

National Geographic Explorer, International Ocean Film Festival (San Francisco), and Shark Stewards Director, David McGuire

Environmental Journalist at Sea Change Project, which produced My Octopus Teacher, Swati Thiyagarajan

The Dark Hobby Director and Producer, Paula Fouce

Watch the replay!


The Dark Hobby: Respect for Fish Essential Actions  

For the second annual Respect for Fish Day, In Defense of Animals and The Dark Hobby present a virtual consumer advocacy panel to raise awareness about the deadly aquarium trade and provide tools to protect coral reefs. Nat Geo Explorer's David McGuire moderates this lively discussion with featured speakers:

Mayor of Milol’ii, Plaintiff in lawsuits to protect Hawai’ian reefs, Willy Kaupiko

Cultural Practitioner, Plaintiff in lawsuits to protect Hawai’ian reefs, Kaimi Kaupiko

The Dark Hobby Writer, Activist, and Producer, “Snorkel Bob” Owner, Robert Wintner

The Dark Hobby Director and Producer, Paula Fouce

Fish Feel Founder and President, Mary Finelli

PETA Associate Communications Director, Ashley Byrne

In Defense of Animals Campaigns Director, Lisa Levinson

Watch the replay!


SeaQuest Woodbridge Respect for Fish Day Protest (New Jersey)

For our second annual Respect for Fish Day, we teamed 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.

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!

We held a protest near the SeaQuest Woodbridge location in Woodbridge, New Jersey on Aug 1st to raise awareness of SeaQuest’s ongoing animal welfare violations. Signs and distribute bumper stickers directed people to our alert to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to finally shut down all SeaQuest interactive aquarium and petting zoo locations.

Please visit idausa.org/StopSeaQuest to take action today!

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