Netflix’s eye-opening documentary Seaspiracy leaves viewers vowing to turn vegan
Netflix documentary Seaspiracy has left people vowing to turn vegan.
The new programme explores the world of commercial fishing and the fishing industry.
The show's official synopsis says: "Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species – and uncovers alarming global corruption."
In the documentary, filmmaker Ali Tabrizi says: "This film will radically transform the way we think and act on ocean conservation forever.
"It is time we focus our ecological and ethical concerns on our seas and its inhabitants.
"This is a new era for how we treat the most important habitat on earth."
Many people watching were left 'horrified' and some vowed to cut fish out of their diet for good.
One viewer said on Twitter: "Just watched @seaspiracy on Netflix and MY GOD it’s an eye-opener. Thought I knew the extent of how bad the global fishing industry was on the environment and it turns out it’s so much worse than you'd think.
"I'm never eating seafood again. #Seaspiracy".
Another penned: "Well I just watched Seaspiracy and I think this is finally the time I strive for a vegan diet permanently. This is going to be tough for me but I'm looking forward to the challenge."
A third added: "Seriously think I need to consider going fully vegetarian or vegan after watching Seaspiracy – watched it on Friday and been thinking about it all weekend."
"Twenty minutes into watching Seaspiracy and I think I have to be vegan from now on.", wrote a fourth.
Oceana, which is one of the organisations mentioned in the film, recently hit out against the director as they said on their website: "We believe people have the right to choose what they eat, and we applaud those who make personal choices to improve the health of our planet.
"However, choosing to abstain from consuming seafood is not a realistic choice for the hundreds of millions of people around the world who depend on coastal fisheries – many of whom are also facing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition.
"Oceana campaigns to save the oceans for both the people who depend on them and to protect the marine animals (and other forms of life) who live in them."
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