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Old 12-19-2003, 11:58 AM
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Writer and jounalist Bruce Sandison is fighting Salmon farms in Scotland.
PRESS RELEASE

Embargoed until 12 noon Saturday 20th December





“Santa Says No No No to Farmed Salmon”

Ten Reasons to Boycott Farmed Salmon This Christmas



The Salmon Farm Protest Group (SFPG) today (Saturday 20th) takes to the streets of Edinburgh to celebrate wild salmon and to protest about the danger factory farmed salmon poses to wild fish populations.



SFPG supporters will be dressed as Santas and chefs handing out tins of wild Alaskan salmon to Christmas shoppers on Princes St (12-1pm outside M&S) and Rose St (1-2pm outside Sainsbury’s).



At 2pm the SFPG will personally deliver a surprise Christmas present to the First Minister of Scotland’s official residence at Bute House in Charlotte Square.



Bruce Sandison, Chairman of the SFPG, said:



“Consumers should avoid farmed salmon this Christmas. Before buying customers should count to ten and think again. Ten reasons to say no to farmed salmon include: fish farm sea lice infestations killing wild salmon, a possible risk of listeria, artificial colourings and contaminants.



Before buying these products in supermarkets, consumers would be well-advised to ask staff if it is wild or farmed salmon, and what chemicals it contains. Better safe than sorry. Have a happy, healthy Christmas.”



For a full list of the “Ten Reasons to Boycott Fresh Farmed Salmon This Christmas” see The Salmon Farm Monitor: http://www.salmonfarmmonitor.org
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