Looking for a reason to protest? “Occupy”may be to “old news” for you. Currently Greenpeace Chicago is conducting what will be Greenpeace USA’s 8th Mermaid Parade. The purpose of this parade will be to collect petitions and to shine a light on the destructive nature of Chicken of the Sea Tuna.
Currently, using Fish Aggregating Devices, 30% of what is brought on board of tuna ships is bycatch(turtles, whale sharks, sea birds, etc.) This type of fishing is the reason why we are seeing species of sea turtles on or in danger of being put on the endangered species list. Tuna companies also destroy eco-systems that the tuna rely on, combined with over fishing the worlds tuna population will eventually so scarce that the price of canned tuna will sky rocket.
The Chicago office is collecting hundreds of petitions to deliver to Chicken of the Sea HQ. Also, the Greenpeace office is planning a demonstration/parade for the 21st of January, which is THIS Saturday. The parade will start at Millennium Park, at the intersection by Michigan and Washington. The march should last about 30-45 minutes. Where we will ask that Chicken of the Sea Tuna be removed from the shelves of a local grocery store, as well as, delivering petitions our members have signed.
If you are someone who enjoys conservation, protecting wild life, or even wants to ensure that future generations have tuna to enjoy you should lend you support for further information check out the following sites, plus I will be there wearing a crab hat, which will be worth it!