CAN LIVE is different than THRIVING.
A dog can suffer years of abuse and live (obviously depending on the severeness of the abuse, as is with bettas, if you abuse them to extreme they will die)
There was a girl who lived in a closet for most of her life, eating non edible things, only coming out to be sexually abused by her parents, and she lived. Does that mean she had a good life? HECK TO THE NO!
I'm not saying that child abuse is the same as abusing bettas, but it has the same basic theme- just because something is able to live in a cerain situation, doesn't mean it's living the way it should.
“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”
― A.A. Milne
Espeon female halfmoon / 10G
Jolteon male dumbo plakat / 10G