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  Finding Nemo inspires animal rights charity
Updated 03 October 2003, 11.53
Finding Nemo is the biggest animated movie ever
Animal rights group Peta is hoping the smash hit film Finding Nemo will make people think twice about keeping fish in a tank.

The film - which comes out in the UK in October - is about a clownfish who struggles to escape from an aquarium and find his way back to the ocean.

At one stage, one of the characters tells Nemo: "Fish aren't meant to be kept in a box, kid. It does things to ya."

Loads of people keep fish as pets
Loads of people keep fish as pets

That's the message that Peta wants to put across.

"The largest tank in the world cannot come close to the vast oceans and lakes that are the natural homes of these animals," said a spokeswoman for the group.

Suffer

Peta also pointed out the responsibilities that come with keeping a fish.

"Our fear is that the fish will be left to suffer when people grow tired of feeding them and cleaning the aquariums."

Finding Nemo became the biggest animated film of all time in the US after it was released there in the summer.

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