Animal rights organisation Awake Animal calls the Dutch minister of Fisheries Carola Schouten on the anaesthetized slaughter of fish to prohibit.
Awake Animal indicates that it is possible to fish using the law to protect and that this is already happening with kweekpaling. That since 2017 for slaughter to be sedated.
According to the Awake Animal scientists agree that fishing during the slaughter, the pain. “Most of the fish are alive processed into fish fillet. They are often ‘gekaakt’, where the organs through the mouth to the outside to be drawn or sucked, ” says the organization. “Fish respond then another 25 to 65 minutes on pain.’
The required stun should be according to the Awake Animal in any case, for the species for which already a verdovingsmethode available, such as catfish, sole and plaice.