There are many organizations whose sole purpose it is to alleviate animal suffering and shed light on the perils of eating meat – hooray for these organizations! That said, there are very few that dedicate resources to work on the behalf of fish; animals too. In fact, Fish Feel is the only nonprofit organization that exclusively focuses on the overall welfare of fish – hooray for Fish Feel!

Globally, an estimated one to three trillion wild-caught fishes and 37 – 120 billion farmed fishes are killed commercially for food each year. Hundreds of millions more are killed for “sport” each year in the U.S. alone. Fishes are also increasingly replacing other animals for scientific experimentation. Approximately one-quarter of all the animals used for research and education in North America are fish. Additionally, some 1.5 billion are used for aquariums. You can learn more at


Fish Feel is the sole organization devoted exclusively to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and protection. Despite fish constituting the largest category of animals used for food (including as farmed animal feed), and despite huge numbers of fish harmed for research, “sport,”and aquaria, their well-being receives very little attention, including from the animal protection community.

Fish Feel primarily serves to help educate the public as to why these animals are deserving of our appreciation, the immense problems caused by their exploitation, and how we can help them.