A petition asking Norway to Divest Dirty Salmon (farmed salmon) was started in March, 2015 and appeared on Facebook pages for Salmon Are Sacred and Alexandra Morton.
Gradually the petition spread worldwide with 10,031 people from 72 different countries signing and 2,340 people left comments telling Norway what they think of their dirty industry, using chemicals that harm the environment and people.
Norway is home to the Nobel Peace Prize. In January 2015 Norway divested its $900bn sovereign fund from dirty coal, and yet Norwegian companies are causing irrevocable damage to coastlines worldwide because they refuse to farm salmon in a responsible manner that does not use the ocean as an open sewer.
These Norwegians companies attempt to buy social licence by printing their logo on children's uniforms, but reading through the thousands of comments, this is not working Norway.
Norway - here is what people worldwide think of your salmon farming industry.
View the petition - DIVEST DIRTY SALMON
You divested from dirty oil and coal earlier this year. Thank you! Now it is time to divest from dirty salmon, your industry is too big now to be using our oceans as an open sewer.
Canadians and Norwegians love wild salmon, but Norwegian salmon farms are one of the greatest threats to this magnificent fish in both our countries.
Norway, world champion for social responsibility, actually convinced the EU to permit 10x more endosulfan in farmed salmon feed to increase profitability. This is one of the most dangerous pesticides known, banned in most parts of the world because of the horrific damage it does to babies! Is this really the same Norway, who chooses the Nobel Peace Prize laureates to reward the highest moral behavior?
Please stop this industry before a devastating virus destroys the last wild salmon. Viral pollution is unforgiveable and our children will not understand why we did this to them."
Signed by 10,000 people from 72 countries
7,260 - Canadians
860 - American
511 - Norwegians
492 - English
152 - Swedes
100 - Germans
Here are some of the comments:
Austria - It has to stop! It has no viable future for itself, its customers or the environment in its current form.
Norway - They are destroying Norwegian nature for our future generations.
Norway - I'm a flyfisher from Norway so i seen what the industry have done to our rivers and fjords, its a shame and a disgrace! Some few people get rich on the behalf of the nature and destroying rivers
Norway - Divesting, not digesting...this is not sustainable!! People should understand that!
Sweden - Because this is wrong. Hiding stuff like this is so typical. Cowards who hide behind their money. Disgusting
Canada - tired of dirty politicians trying to feed us dirty fish @ the expense of nature.
Canada - Norway's Grieg family and their fish farms are destroying our wild salmon in BC.
Canada - Risk to the environment and wild salmon is too great. Its time to GET YOUR FILTH OUT NOW!!!
UK - I'm signing because I disagree with the damage to the environment, wild fish stocks and the ecology of our rivers and seas caused by the industry of salmon farming
Germany - I want healthy salmon.
Ireland - Norwegian salmon farming companies are poisoning the sea's of our planet. PFO.
Canada - It is my duty to our children! I grew up in Finland when there was only wild salmon available, now it is farmed, polluted and dangerous to our health! I have lived in B.C. now for almost 40 years and want to protect the beautiful salmon and other seafood we can enjoy here, and all the living creatures in our oceans.
Netherlands - I'm busy with salmon restoration in river Rhine. Also escapees and slice from aquaculture is a problem here.
Switzerland - Farmed salmon is disgusting...
USA - It is time to move forward Norway
Australia - Norway ...i am banning your dirty salmon...and pass the word around.. shame on your lack of integrity and respect for nature
South Africa - Human beings are killing this planet it starts with one person, one country. Lets shut down these salmon farms The sea is losing different species of fish due to pollution and over fishing. It has to stop now.
Belgium - I simply care!
Portugal - Salmon used to be good. Before it turned into an industrial complex.
Bulgaria - I want natural food. Clean enviroment. Healthy kids.
Japan - Oceans are public resources and shouldn't be polluted by salmon farms. Salmon farms should be land based.