Quantcast Vegetarian StarAlicia Silverstone, Other Celebrities Condemn Nobu For Bluefin Tuna

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Alicia Silverstone is just one of the celebrities that have written to Nobu restaurants, saying they can no longer dine at the establishment because Nobu continues to serve endangered bluefin tuna.

Jemima Khan, Laura Bailey, Charlize Theron, Zac Goldsmith, Sting and Trudie Styler have all added their signatures to the letter.

“The possibility that the magnificent bluefin tuna, one of the fastest creatures on the planet, could be extinct in as little as four years is a tragedy. Continuing to serve bluefin leaves Nobu vulnerable to public criticism and lagging behind Moshi Moshi, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Itsu and numerous others,” they wrote.

If Gordon Ramsay has stopped serving it in his restaurants, you know Nobu’s got to be living in the dark ages in terms of ethical eating.

The celebrities are asking that bluefin tuna be removed completely from Nobu’s menu.

A spokesperson for Nobu made this statement:

“The consumption of this fish is a cultural institution in Japan and there is still an enormous demand for this delicacy at all our restaurants. In the specific case of the menus at our London restaurants it should be noted that the statement that informs diners that the tuna served is Bluefin was included at the behest of Greenpeace, with whom we have continual dialogue. We are also currently looking at Australian farm-raised tuna as an alternative.”

Replacing one endangered fish with another one that will, ultimately, become threatened if people continue to consume it. Sounds fishy.

How about getting the smell out completely and taking all fish off the menu?

via telegraph.co.uk via jezebel.com

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