Fish are far more complex than many people realize, and experts agree that they are capable of great suffering. However, students at Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, Ohio, engage in the gruesome “tradition” of swallowing live goldfish during halftime at basketball games—and with the apparent support of school administrators!
Dooming these tiny animals, who have no means of escape, to a horrible death in a bath of digestive acids is NOT RIGHT.
It also poses health risks to humans because of potential parasite and disease (salmonella) transmission. PETA asked school officials to end this activity for the sake of both students and goldfish, but the school hasn’t stopped.
These fish need your voice now!
Please urge Perrysburg High School administrators to put a permanent end to goldfish swallowing events—then forward this alert far and wide!
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