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June 8 marks #WorldOceanDay.

We honor this day by highlighting the need to protect marine life from human #fishing activities—a step that has the potential to both tackle biodiversity loss and the ongoing climate crisis. @WorldOceansDay👇 1/10
Ocean ecosystems are vital since oceans:

🗺️ make up 70% of Earth’s surface
🫁 produce 80% of the oxygen we breathe
🐠 house 80% of all life on Earth

At the same time:
🎣98.5% of the #ocean is open to fishing fleets

Human activity is the number one threat to #ocean health.

An initiative led by @aquaticlifeins urges consumers to protect oceans by choosing #PlantBased seafood alternatives and improving the legal protection of marine animals, @matthewzampa reports. 3/10…
Many people continue to regard #fish as a sustainable, healthy, and ethical food choice.

However, eating seafood contributes to #BiodiversityLoss, overfishing, plastic and pesticide pollution, antibiotic overuse, and a range of other health issues. 4/10…
Commercial factory ships catch hundreds of tons of animals daily, including non-target animals like dolphins and #whales who are tossed back into the oceans dead or dying.

@oceana estimates #bycatch animals account for 40% of the total global catch. 5/10…
“We have 10 years to protect 30 percent of the ocean if we want to stop the extinction of species,” says @Enric_Sala, founder of @NG_PristineSeas.

@NicholasDCarter reports on the heavily subsidized #seafood industry driving marine #BiodiversityLoss. 6/10…
Despite #oceans covering two-thirds of the earth's surface climate plans rarely consider the vital role they play.

According to marine researchers, rewilding the world’s coastlines could help drastically slow the #ClimateCrisis. @ian_urbina reports. 7/10…
Seafood alternatives avoid ethical, ecological, and health issues associated with #fishing.

Brands like @NewWaveFoods, @goodcatchfoods, @oceanhuggerfood, and @gardein offer #PlantBased alternatives, including eel, sushi, shrimp, tuna, and crab cakes. 8/10…
Seafood is often hailed as a healthy source of protein.

People who eat a #PlantBased diet can get complete proteins by choosing a diverse combination of plants, including grains, legumes, nuts/seeds, and #seaweed—a plant many marine animals eat. 9/10…
Since 2018, Sentient Media has been delivering explanatory and investigative journalism on food systems issues.

On #WorldOceanDay 2022, help us continue our reporting on the impacts of animal agriculture, including the massive #seafood industry. 10/10 👇…

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We honor these days by highlighting the need to change our eating habits and fashion choices to protect animals from going extinct.👇1/10
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- beaver dams prevent fires
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On #WorldPressFreedomDay, we call on governments to lift #AgGag laws and share 13 findings we could only report thanks to the help of undercover investigators.👇1/17 Image
“Ag-gag” laws punish whistleblowers and investigators for recording footage inside #FactoryFarms.

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Former @AnimalOutlook investigator Scott David reports how #AgGag laws enable farmers to conceal the realities of #meat, dairy & egg production. 3/17…
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