Plans are underway for the first octopus farm in the world – and people across the globe have serious concerns for the octopuses as well as the surrounding marine animals and seas. Join the international movement to stop the farm and protect octopuses from inevitable cruelty, this Sunday the 3rd of April 2022.
According to scientists, farming octopuses with high welfare is simply not possible.
Their solitary nature means being confined with other octopuses will cause great stress, potentially even self-mutilation and cannibalism. Their soft bodies make them vulnerable to injury or death from infighting or escape attempts. And shockingly, no legislation is in place where octopus farming is being developed, when it comes to the conditions they will be confined to or how they will be killed.
Despite this, the increasing consumer demand for octopus meat has led to company Nueva Pescanova’s plans to open an octopus farm next year in Las Palmas, located in Spain’s Canary Islands.
The Spanish Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) is calling animal advocates the world over to stand together to demand an immediate halt to the project which will condemn hundreds of thousands of them to inevitable suffering. Together, we can present a unified, powerful voice for octopuses and make simple changes to spare them, and other animals, from farming or fishing-related harm.