June 8, 2023
From Euro Group For Animals

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Several influential figures and our amazing member organisations have already shown their support to stop octopus farming – will you join them?

It was amazing to see such a wave of interest to stop octopus farming at our Annual Conference yesterday.

Dozens of our member organisations showed up at our stand, which included materials from AnimaNaturalis and ALI, to speak up for octopuses, including CIWF, Animalia, and Djurens Rätt. 

Some key figures in politics and the animal welfare movement also expressed enthusiasm for the campaign. Writer, researcher and broadcaster Melanie Challenger backed our message, as did MEP Tilly Metz, who even mentioned banning octopus farming as one of her key priorities for the animal welfare legislation during a panel debate at the conference. This would be an incredible step for octopuses, as the evidence clearly shows being farmed would be catastrophic for their welfare.

Legendary figure in the animal liberation movement, Peter Singer, was eager to see a ban on octopus farming, too. It was very special to have such a key figure in our movement show his support.

Source: Eurogroupforanimals.org