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Better Fish, Tomorrow

Hidden in plain sight, fishes are crammed in nets and pens underwater where their welfare are compromised.

4.4M m.t.*

Fish suffer everyday in the Philippines

which include varieties of milkfish, tilapia, shrimp, carp, and mussels among many.

Like intensive factory farming, fishes kept in limited space will predispose them to diseases, infections, and parasites.

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As with land animals, the fact that the farms are so crowded makes it very easy for diseases to spread. Viral and bacterial infections may affect the livability of the fishes that are farmed. 

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In some cases, farmers resort to excessive feeding to make the fish grow faster. This practice, however, leads to excessive growth of organic matter, which leads to poor water quality.

Most of the fish in aquaculture suffer from:

Poor Water
Quality

Poor water quality may lead to fish kills and other skin conditions that may compromise the fish's overall health.

Improper
Handling

Improper handling among fish causes disease and bacteria which affect their health and welfare.

Inability to Express Natural Behaviors

Due to the space restrictions, fishes are deprived of expressing natural behaviors vital to them.

Inhumane Slaughter

According to international standards, the use of ice slurry in fish slaughter is extremely cruel and inhumane.

Better Fish, Tomorrow

AKF is working toward improving the welfare of fish in aqualculture.

An emerging discussion in the country, fish welfare should be on the agenda in policy change for aquaculture in the Philippines as the country rises globally among the top fish producers.

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Hidden away in plain view, fishes are suffering!

We conducted a study to better understand the state of fish welfare in the Philippines. We sought to know the farmers and stakeholders' perception toward fish welfare, their awareness on relevant regulations, standards, and laws, and more importantly, provide recommendations to improve the health and welfare of fish.

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Our campaign partners

At Animal Kingdom Foundation, we believe that collaboration is key to achieving our mission. We are proud to partner with various organizations and individuals who share our passion for animal welfare. Our partners include animal shelters, rescue organizations, veterinarians, and other NGOs. Together, we work towards a world where every animal is treated with respect and care. We are grateful for the support of our partners, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in the future.

Want to Participate in These Programs?

There are many ways to get involved in the advocacy. Tap the button to know how you can help improve the lives of our beloved animals. 

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