The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is set to introduce a new set of animal welfare standards that will make slaughtering fish “more humane.” The ASC is the world’s leading organization for farmed seafood, and while this win is a long time coming and great news for farmed fish, more needs to be done.

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Under the new proposed rules, ASC-certified farmed fish will be required to be stunned before being killed. Now, many fish are taken out of the water, which causes tremendous suffering. Imagine suddenly not being able to breathe and gasping for air until you finally die.

Research and studies have proven time and time again that fish are sentient beings, and it is time that the United Kingdom follows suit and introduces welfare standards for fish!

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