SAMANTHA BARKS ‘DROWNS’ FOR PETA: ‘IMAGINE NOT BEING ABLE TO BREATHE’

PETAsamanthabarks1a‘I’d Do Anything’ and ‘Les Misérables’ star Samantha Barks strips down and plunges into a tank of cold water to pose for a striking new PETA advert that challenges, “Imagine Not Being Able to Breathe”, explaining that fish suffocate when pulled out of the water. The advert, aimed to encourage people to relate to fish goes on to urge…”Please Try to Relate, and Keep Fish off Your Plate.”PETAsamanthabarks1PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi explains: “Fish have the same capacity to feel pain and to suffer as dogs and cats do. PETA are delighted to have teamed up with Samantha Barks, a long-time vegetarian, to encourage the public to help all animals by leaving them off their plates.”

Biologists have found that fish develop relationships with each other and grieve when their companions die. Some fish are capable of using tools, while others gather information by eavesdropping…Dr Sylvia Earle, the world’s leading marine biologist, has said, “I wouldn’t deliberately eat a grouper any more than I’d eat a cocker spaniel”.

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