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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Flushing live fish.

Apparently You Tube doesn't recognize animal cruelty when it comes to fish. There are several videos of bettas being fought and of live fish being flushed into septic systems, manhandled in sinks and squeezed into fists, stuffed in chemical filled water and generally tortured. I must have reported at least 15 of them. So far, not one has even been TOUCHED by a mod.

I guess if it's not fuzzy, it can't be abused.

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oh, i know, its terrible!! so many people don't consider fish to be as "important" as other pets, since they're so cheap and "disposable". i think that especially goes for bettas, since none of the walmarts around me have aquarium fish anymore, but they still carry bettas. do they think that bettas dont deserve the same care as those other fish? if the other fish weren't properly cared for, to the level where they were removed from the store, i don't think its right that bettas should be exempt from that salvation.

i would love for PETA to get all over this, but they have other abused animals to save. (please note the sarcasm)

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I know. I'm just disgusted. Seriously disgusted. What kind of messed up person murders a live animal, wholly dependent on them for care, and then FILMS it and posts it for other people to see? It only makes me more ill that most of these idiots have gaggles of their friends giggling in the background while they do this. I just want to slap the grins off their faces.

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Ugh stuff like that makes me sick. Just because it doesn't have a voice to scream with doesn't mean it can't feel pain. :c
Poor, poor bettas.
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There's one of someone getting a live betta and frying the poor guy :'(

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My mom works at the Walmart customer service desk and when live fish are returned they're suppose to flush them!!!!!!!

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Well PETA and ASPCA do have more important things to worry about. Sorry if I offend but cats and dogs and horses are more important than fish. They have a much stronger sense of pain and emotion than fish do. Not to mention that the money put into running an operation to save fish would be waaay more than the fish are worth.

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My mom works at the Walmart customer service desk and when live fish are returned they're suppose to flush them!!!!!!!
I've seen dead fish in trash cans all over the stores.

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Well PETA and ASPCA do have more important things to worry about. Sorry if I offend but cats and dogs and horses are more important than fish. They have a much stronger sense of pain and emotion than fish do. Not to mention that the money put into running an operation to save fish would be waaay more than the fish are worth.
I have to politely disagree. Last I heard, they were discovering that "lower" animals are more and more sensitive and emotive than we ever knew. Who decides what animal is more important? If you have a pet fish, you have agreed to take care of that animal and respect it, and it is worth your time to do so. If the people in those videos think fish are unimportant and can be thrown away like tissues, then they shouldn't have fish.

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There's one of someone getting a live betta and frying the poor guy :'(
Report that trash. It's just disgusting.

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