Animal rights activists have began their now annual campaign for carp,
the traditional centerpiece on the Polish Christmas table, to be treated
with more care during this holiday period.
�Fish are animals that
feel pain as we do, yet people seem to forget about that, as half the
city is carrying live carp in plastic bags, condemning them to a slow
death from lack of water," said Lukasz Musial from the animal rights
organization Basta!, as they protested outside the Carrefour supermarket
in the north western city.
The Klub Gaja environmental NGO has also
launched its "Do not buy live carp" campaign, which has been endorsed by
Polish celebrities such as actress Julia Pietrucha and travel and food
writer Robert Maklowicz.