Animal rights activists attribute Mahatma Gandhi to saying, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”
The statement has become a mantra for them, and on October 2, two of those groups protested fish farming practices at Icicle Seafoods headquarters in Interbay.
Just days before the Fishermen’s Fall Festival at Fishermen’s Terminal, around 20 individuals from Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) and Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), protested what they called the “brutalization and killing of animals,” perpetrated by Icicle Seafoods and the fishing industry as a whole.
The demonstration was part of World Day for Farmed Animals, a coordinated effort with other organizations protesting at other animal agriculture facilities around the world. Protesters fasted the entire day, held signs and passed out pamphlets that depicted gruesome scenes of animals suffering as a result of industrial animal agriculture. Many protesters drove from Portland, Ore. for the demonstration.More ›