First-Ever Undercover Footage of Salmon Farming Shows Cruel and Filthy World
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FROM COK Compassion Over Killing
October 2019

Just as billions of land animals suffer inside factory farms, so too do farmed fish. And like land animals, fish have the ability to suffer and feel pain.... We found putrid conditions breeding disease and parasites, intensive crowding, and widespread cruelty to fish.

A Salmon

Compassion Over Killing is taking you beneath the surface of fish factory farming.

Salmon eggs fungus
Millions of eggs are hatched; the yellowish blobs are fungus...

Tossing a Salmon
Brutally tossing individual fishes...

We went undercover at Cooke Aquaculture, an industrial Atlantic salmon hatchery in Bingham, Maine, that supplies to Martha Stewart’s new True North Seafood line.

Martha Stewart
Salmon brutalized at Cooke Aquaculture are sold to True North, promoted by Martha Stewart...

What we found were putrid conditions breeding disease and parasites, intensive crowding, and widespread cruelty to fish.

The plight of fish often goes unseen and unheard, but our new exposé brings to light the dire lack of protection for millions of animals raised for food.

COK’s video reveals:

  • Abusive handling of fish, including slamming, stomping, and violent throws of fish
  • Cruel killing of fish done by slamming them on the ground
  • Live fish having their eyes eaten by fish who are underfed and hungry and mistake their pupils for food
  • ...And much more.

Salmon fungus
Fungus has eaten away parts of these fishes' faces...

This is the truth of aquaculture. The so-called “sustainable” alternative to overfishing our oceans. Just as billions of land animals suffer inside factory farms, so too do farmed fish. And like land animals, fish have the ability to suffer and feel pain.

It's time to put an end to this. First, by taking fish off our plates once and for all. Then telling Martha Stewart to do the same. 


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