Seaspiracy viewers are vowing to turn vegan after watching Netflix’s new documentary.
The programme, which explores the fishing industry and commercial fishing, has been dubbed an ‘eye-opener’ after dropping on the streaming platform.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Just watched Seaspiracy on Netflix and MY GOD it’s an eye-opener.
“Thought I knew the extent of how bad the global fishing industry was on the environment and it turns out it’s so much worse than you’d think.”
Another added: “I’m never eating seafood again. #Seaspiracy.”
“Seriously think I need to consider going fully vegetarian or vegan after watching Seaspiracy – watched it on Friday and been thinking about it all weekend,” wrote a third.
In the doc, filmmaker Ali Tabrizi says: “This film will radically transform the way we think and act on ocean conservation forever.
“It is time we focus our ecological and ethical concerns on our seas and its inhabitants.
“This is a new era for how we treat the most important habitat on earth.”
But the organisation Oceana has hit out at the director, arguing it’s not ‘a realistic choice’ for many people to opt into.
On their website, it says: “We believe people have the right to choose what they eat, and we applaud those who make personal choices to improve the health of our planet.
“However, choosing to abstain from consuming seafood is not a realistic choice for the hundreds of millions of people around the world who depend on coastal fisheries – many of whom are also facing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition.
“Oceana campaigns to save the oceans for both the people who depend on them and to protect the marine animals (and other forms of life) who live in them.”
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