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RESPECT FOR FISH DAY EVENTS ON AUGUST 1, 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

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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

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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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