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UPDATE>> Veterinarians visiting Seattle rethink fish toss

PETA asks vets visiting Seattle not to throw fish

SEATTLE, Wash. - A national veterinary association says it might use rubber fish instead of real ones if it goes through with a fish-throwing demonstration at its convention next month in Seattle.

The association made its decision following complaints from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Ron DeHaven, chief executive of the American Veterinary Medical Association, based in Schaumburg, Ill., says his organization thought having one of Seattle's top tourist attractions, the fish-throwers at the Pike Place Fish Market, come to the event would be a great "team-building experience."

After PETA raised concerns about the ethics of using dead fish as props at a veterinary event, DeHaven said the association would explore other options. They include an alternative PETA suggested: using rubber fish.

PETA sent a letter today urging the organization to cancel the event.

Previous Coverage

PETA has taken a stand against one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seattle; the fish market at the Pike Place Market that tosses salmon.

PETA heard that the American Veterinary Medical Association planned a Pike Place Fish Market demonstration at next month's convention at the convention center.

PETA sent a letter to the association saying people who care about animals are appalled fish would be treated as toys. A spokeswoman for PETA in Norfolk, Va., Lindsay Rajt, says veterinarians should show compassion.

PETA hasn't heard from the veterinarians.

An assistant manager at the Pike Place Fish Market, Justin Hall, says workers there respect fish because it's their livelihood and they take pride in having the best seafood.

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