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Published September 27, 2012, 05:09 PM

Topless mermaids protest for animal rights in downtown Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- An animal rights group picked a perfect day to protest. But not sure if one of America's Fishing Hotspots is the ideal location.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- An animal rights group picked a perfect day to protest. But not sure if one of America's Fishing Hotspots is the ideal location.

PETA brought its so called "topless mermaids" to downtown Fargo for a protest against the killing of fish.

PETA says fish are intelligent animals that feel pain just as humans do. While the mermaids sat at the intersection of Broadway and 2nd Avenue North, a lot of onlookers stopped.

And a radio station handed out free cheeseburgers to passersby. The PETA signs called for " Sea Life, Not SeaFood."

Leila Sleiman with Peta says, "they suffer greatly when they are killed for their flesh when they are killed for sport or for a meal. It is as unacceptable as harming a dog or cat."

Earlier this week, PETA made a stop at a meat packing plant in Sioux Falls.

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