PETA urges Disney not to serve fish to cast and crew on set of The Little Mermaid remake

PETA has urged Disney not to serve fish to The Little Mermaid cast and crew during filming.

The animal rights organisation — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — has penned an open letter to the media company requesting that only vegan food is served to everyone working on the upcoming live-action remake.

“Ariel would recoil with horror at the thought of eating her pelagic pals — and the 1989 film even includes a scene in which Sebastian the crab escapes a ruthless chef,” PETA senior vice-president Lisa Lange said.

The letter also notes that the film’s 21-year-old star Halle Bailey is vegan and Javier Bardem, who plays King Triton, is a “marine enthusiast”.

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Camera IconHalle Bailey will star as Ariel in the reboot. Credit: Jon Kopaloff/ FilmMagic, Jon Kopaloff

“With healthy, plant-based, fool-your–taste buds versions of every sea animal readily available, there’s no need to sacrifice flavour — or a life,” Ms Lange said.

“Sebastian famously reminded Ariel that ‘under the sea, we’re off the hook’, and the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid is the perfect opportunity to do him and all animals proud by offering only vegan craft service.”

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PETA hope the upcoming musical movie and its aquatic characters will help save the oceans by inspiring young cinema-goers to get involved in marine conservation projects.

“Fishing takes marine animals from a life that’s ‘the bubbles’ and makes them ‘poor unfortunate souls’,” PETA’s letter says.

“Up to five million fish are caught and killed every minute — far more animals than in any other industry — while more than 700,000 tonnes of equipment gets dumped from fishing vessels into our oceans each year.

“And fish aren’t the only victims — the indiscriminate industry traps, drowns and mutilates countless turtles, dolphins, whales, seals and birds callously accepted as ‘bycatch’.

“At humans’ current pace, we could see fishless oceans within our lifetimes — but your film can help us change course.”

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