Winner of multiple awards for her breakout role in the beloved screen adaptation of Les Misérables, Samantha Barks has charmed fans all over the world with her talents. Proving that no role is too daunting, Barks jumped at the opportunity to strip down and plunge into a tank of cold water to pose for her first-ever ad for peta2.

peta2 Samantha Barks PSA

Imagine not being able to breathe. Imagine being hooked through the mouth and violently pulled from the water and the life you know. Imagine slowly losing air and writhing in pain as you fearfully wait to die. It’s not an imaginary scenario for fish who experience this trauma before winding up on someone’s plate.

Fish feel pain. It’s a fact. Studies have shown that just as dogs, cats, and all animals do, fish feel pain—they can also learn tasks, have long-term memories, can use tools, and can show affection. When fish are hooked, impaled, or netted and pulled up from the ocean depths, they undergo the excruciating pain of decompression, an intense pressure that often ruptures their swim bladders and damages other internal organs. Fish don’t want to suffocate on land, just as humans don’t want to drown in water.

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