Rock legend Bryan Adams is urging his followers to stop eating fish and watch Seaspiracy.
The musician, who regularly uses his platform to advocate veganism, is one of many celebrities plugging the anti-fishing documentary.
Seaspiracy, which debuted on Netflix yesterday, sheds light on the ‘war being waged’ on the world’s oceans, and delves into the fishing industry’s environmental impacts on marine life.
After watching the documentary, Adams told his 655,600 Twitter followers: “Watch Seaspiracy on Netflix. #Donteatfish #Stopkillingfish #Seaspiracy.”
The guitarist was inundated with comments from fans, with one social media user stating: “Watched it last night, [it] shook me right up. I don’t eat fish, hopefully others will follow suit.”
Former Made In Chelsea star Lucy Watson also tweeted about the film – produced by Cowspiracy‘s Kip Andersen.
“Watching Seaspiracy was incredibly eye-opening,” she wrote. “Regardless of being vegan or no, it’s a concern for everyone that the oceans are protected.
“In order for them to thrive, serious changes need to be made. Eating fish is not and cannot be sustainable.
“Every time you eat fish you’re likely killing many other sea creatures such as dolphins, turtles, and whales. It’s the harsh reality and we ass consumers can make a difference.
“I’ve said this before, but even when you go snorkeling – you can see how much of a difference there is. The fish are disappearing because we’re killing them. It’s that simple.”
Yesterday, Seaspiracy trended on Twitter and garnered global media attention – including a scathing review from The New York Times.
However, even before its release, the film received backlash from the fishing industry.
A leaked document sent to PBN revealed The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) calling the film a ‘dishonest attack’ before it had an opportunity to view it.
It reached out to Netflix, accusing the streaming service of promoting ‘propaganda over facts’ – despite not knowing the films’ sources.
“We consider the film vegan propaganda and we’d like Netflix to start a whole new tab for just this type of content,” the organization told PBN.