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Farmed Fish Not What It Seems

While the fishing industry devastates the oceans, the fish farming industry shows a dramatic growth. However, most people know very little about farmed fish other than what the industry tells them. So here are some facts to ponder:
 
- Farmed fish have dubious nutritional value.
- Prey fish are being driven to the brink of extinction to feed farmed fish
- Fish experience pain and stress
- Farmed fish are loaded with disease, and this spreads to wild fish populations
- Fish farms are rife with toxins, which also damage local ecosystems
- Farmed fish are living in their own feces
- Farmed fish are always trying to escape their unpleasant conditions, and who can blame them?
- Fish farming cranks up the pressure on already-depleted populations of wild fish around the
  world
- When the heavy environmental damage they cause is taken into account, fish farming operations often are found to generate more costs than revenues
 
Please visit Things Everyone Should Know About Farmed Fish
 
Fish are sentient beings who are also creations of our loving God. Fish also share our same essence of life and contribute to the complexity, beauty and balance of Nature. The fishing industry is very devastating to the ocean flora and fauna, and now the fish farming industry is adding more pressure and more negative effects to the already unstable marine and fresh water ecosystems as well as affecting our health adversely.
 
Since eating fish is not necessary, we would be doing a lot of good by letting them enjoy life in their habitats while we replace them with tasty, healthier plant-based foods. It’s the right thing to do.


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