Stop Thai Union #BadTuna

Video | 20 May, 2016

Six activists chained themselves to a Greenpeace truck, branded with the Thai Union logo, blockading the entrance to Whiskas’ cat food factory in Whanganui, New Zealand. The factory churns out over half a million pouches every day. Activists are hanging a 14-metre banner reading ‘Stop Bad Tuna’ on the side of the heavily branded building and have turned the company’s 2-metre high Whiskas cats into ‘cativists’, giving them protest placards.

Greenpeace New Zealand activists shut down the heart of cat food giant Whiskas’ Australasian operations, after Mars confirmed to the organisation that it sources tuna from Thai Union, a seafood company that has been connected to slavery and destructive fishing methods.