By clicking 'yes' I accept the Compassion privacy policy. Choosing ‘No’ means we won’t send you any communication about actions you can take to help end cruelty to farm animals. By clicking 'yes' I accept the Compassion privacy policy. Choosing ‘No’ means we won’t send you any communication about actions you can take to help end cruelty to farm animals. By clicking 'yes' I accept the Compassion privacy policy. Choosing ‘No’ means we won’t send you any communication about actions you can take to help end cruelty to farm animals.

Play
video

Steelhead trout underwater
Dr
Dr
Moeller
GlobalG.A.P
Mr
Mr
Bray
Friend of the Sea
Mr
Mr
Chamberlain
BAP
Mr
Mr
Howes
MSC
Mr
Mr
Ninnes
ASC
Take action: Demand better for billions of fish

Every day, millions of fish endure lives of pain and misery. Hidden far from the public eye, fish raised on factory farms and caught in the wild experience unimaginable suffering—dragged from the ocean depths so abruptly their organs can rupture, crushed under the weight of hundreds of others piled on top of them, and dumped into slurries of ice while fully conscious to await an inhumane slaughter.

This is unacceptable.

Conscious consumers looking to purchase higher-welfare options often turn to third-party certifiers of fish and fish products, presuming their labels represent meaningful welfare improvements—in addition to the sustainability standards they are known for. Unfortunately, not one of the five major third-party certifications adequately address the welfare of animals within the fishing and aquaculture industries.

It’s time for that to change.

Demand better
Fish welfare labels

Compassion has investigated the standards of these international labels and uncovered a shocking truth: Fish certified by these organizations suffer in far too many ways. Here are just a few of the unacceptable practices allowed under some of these certifications:

  • Starving fish for up to 14 days
  • Overcrowding fish into small tanks or sea cages
  • Inflicting a slow, painful death without adequate stunning
  • Shooting wild seals and possibly harming dolphins with underwater noise

Just like their counterparts on land, fish are emotional, complex beings. They’re sociable, collaborative, and creative—and they do feel pain. Yet, they continue to suffer in silence by the billions, even trillions. Without a voice of their own, they need you to speak up on their behalf.

These five labels prioritize the sustainability of fish stocks and the environment, which is important work. But they are expected by the public to also protect fish welfare, and some have no welfare protections in place at all. They must do more to improve the lives of the fish they certify.

Will you please use our quick form to write to the CEOs of these certifications and encourage them to introduce or strengthen welfare standards for billions of fish?

Find out more about our investigation of these five labels: ciwf.com/fishlabels.

Demand better

Please use this form to send these messages to the CEOs of these five fish certifications demanding they create meaningful welfare standards for the fish.

Description Value
Mobile sticky button text
Send email
Desktop fly-in button text
Send email
GDPR Alternate phone field text
By entering your phone number, you are giving Compassion USA permission to contact you via phone regarding fundraising efforts to end factory farming.
Field Placeholder Texts
Field Name in Error Messages (override default text auto-generated from label)
  opt-in question radio field Stay connected question
Phone opt-in question radio field Opt in phone
SMS opt-in question radio field Opt in SMS
Field Block Prefixes
GDPR opt-in question radio field

Stay connected

Follow our fight to end factory farming! Select ‘Yes’ to receive campaign and fundraising updates from Compassion USA.

Field Label Texts
Error Messages
( parameter placeholder: %% )
CANNOT_PROCEED Cannot proceed because of the following issues:
IS_REQUIRED %% is required
IS_INVALID %% is invalid
ENTER_A_NUMBER Please enter a number
TWO_NEAREST_VALUES The two closest valid values are %% and %%.
PLEASE_ENTER Please enter
AN_INTEGER_VALUE an integer value
MAX_TWO_DECIMALS a value with max two decimals
VALID_VALUE a valid value
MINIMUM_IS The minimum is %%
MAXIMUM_IS The maximum is %%
Mandatoriness parameters
Payment method Country Field Coupled with Mandatory Comment
* * supporter.questions.188273     E-mail Optin
* * supporter.questions.468731 supporter.phoneNumber   Voice call optin
* * supporter.questions.468732 supporter.phoneNumber   SMS optin
Mandatoriness regulators
Parameter Value
phone-mandatory false

 

Parameter Value
Show only first form field
true