Petition Hand-in: Marks & Spencer’s “responsibly sourced” salmon

Over 116,000 38 Degrees supporters have piled in, and signed the petition calling on Marks and Spencer to stop labelling unsustainable, factory farmed salmon as “responsibly sourced”. So today we handed that petition directly into M&S’ head office in London – and thanks to the hundreds of ordinary people across the UK who chipped in to cover the costs, we even brought some dancers along with us to really grab their attention!

We wanted to share this moment with you because together we stood up for what we all believed in, and got our message directly to the bosses at M&S – who met with us and watched the hand-in. When 38 Degrees members act together in our thousands we’re a powerful force.

So here is a video of the hand-in. In it you can see the dancers perform, and hear from some 38 Degrees supporters who explain why this campaign is important to them:

And here are some photographs of the hand-in at the M&S head office earlier today:

Image shows Allan Ross, the Deputy Head of External Communications at Marks and Spencer accepting the petition presented to him by Sarah (a member of the 38 Degrees team) and Matt (the petition starter).

Image shows Allan Ross, the Deputy Head of External Communications at Marks and Spencer, accepting the petition presented to him by Sarah (a member of the 38 Degrees team) and Matt (the petition starter).

 

Image shows a group of five dancers, who are wearing face paint and costumes to make them look like salmon.

Image shows a group of five dancers, who are wearing face paint and costumes to represent salmon.

 

Image shows a close up of one a dancers. She is wearing a blue half-face mask, along with blue and silver face paint so that she looks like a salmon.

Image shows a close up of one of the dancers. She is wearing a blue half-face mask, along with blue and silver face paint to represent salmon.