For immediate release:
April 9, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Denver – Tomorrow, PETA supporters will gather at Garfield Lake Park for a new trash-catching initiative inspired by a father-son duo who decided to take garbage – from tires to cans – in the Detroit River in Michigan. PETA will partner with Canada Geese Protection Colorado (CGPC) to provide participants with sustainable gloves, compostable trash bags and vegan snacks such as Swedish fish candy.
When: Saturday, April 10, 11.00
Where: Garfield Lake Park, 3600 W. Mississippi Ave. (at the intersection of S. Newton Street and W. Arizona Avenue), Denver
“PETA’s Garbage Fishing Initiative is a fun way to enjoy nature, reduce pollution and protect marine life in all its fascinating forms,” says PETA Campaign Director Daniel Katz. “No one will hook a dog or cat through the mouth, and fish should be no exception.”
PETA notes that traditional fishing is a cruel practice, with delicate animals being hooked through their sensitive mouths, watching them slowly suffocate and sometimes even gut them while they are still alive. Although they are now known to experience pain as severely as mammals, more fish are killed each year than all other animals combined. And fishing not only harms fish – every year millions of birds, turtles and other animals are grievingly injured by swallowing hooks or getting entangled in fishing line. Wildlife rehabilitation experts say discarded gear is one of the most serious threats to aquatic animals.
Founded in 2019 by concerned residents after 1,662 geese were caught and killed in local parks, CGPC will also host additional trash-catching activities in the lakes in the coming weeks.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “the animals are not ours to eat” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…