Respect for Fish Day
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Please note: due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to make Respect for Fish Day entirely digital this year.
Respect for Fish Day is an annual event organized by In Defense of Animals to raise awareness about the plight of fish. Fish are the planet’s most widely abused animals, but their suffering receives the least attention. Trillions of fish are mistreated and killed every year in the food industry, for sport, in the pet trade, and in laboratories. Although scientific evidence has conclusively demonstrated that fish are capable of feeling pain, fish are largely perceived as insentient and seldom covered by animal welfare legislation. Respect for Fish Day hopes to change this by making the general public and lawmakers realize that fish are deserving of the same compassion and protection granted to any other animal.