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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 10:53 AM
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I know somone who keeps a betta and a guppy in an unfiltered, unheated one gallon container. He changes the water maybe once every two weeks. He also has a ten gallon with a betta and four guppies, which didn't seem so bad until I realized that, instead of doing water changes, he just adds more when it evaporates and the water level gets too low. He has done one water change and he's had that tank for about a year now. I hate it when people think they don't need to change the water if they have a filter. There are pieces of decaying food everywhere. He just doesn't listen. I'm amazed those poor fish are all still alive. :(
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it's tough seeing it, but there's not much i can do about it. i could call animal control, but what will they do about it? :/ it's mostly the turtles and fish that are improperly housed, even though the dogs spend most of their time in the crates, i'm sure they'll lie and say "they're just in there while i clean" or something. x-X
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Unfortunatly, most people think that they are different from everyone else. As in, you tell them that this animal will die if kept like this and they just shrug and think "mine will not be like that".
I have seen that problem too many times. I knew someone that used to feed their dog chocolate and I told them that chocolate can kill your dog. But she just said, "well my dog is different".
Some people... I think the problem is humanity has developed too big of an ego for being 'the most important creature on earth'. Most humans (even subconsiously) think they are gods and are not subject to other beings problems. Like when I say something like how, compaired to most animals, humans eyesight, hearing and smell suck. And someone always has to say "well, mine is better that all of yours". And it is like, no we are all equally human.
Sorry for the novel. I just can never complain about this because the person I tell this to will say "well I am different". :/

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Unfortunatly, most people think that they are different from everyone else. As in, you tell them that this animal will die if kept like this and they just shrug and think "mine will not be like that".
I have seen that problem too many times. I knew someone that used to feed their dog chocolate and I told them that chocolate can kill your dog. But she just said, "well my dog is different".
Some people... I think the problem is humanity has developed too big of an ego for being 'the most important creature on earth'. Most humans (even subconsiously) think they are gods and are not subject to other beings problems. Like when I say something like how, compaired to most animals, humans eyesight, hearing and smell suck. And someone always has to say "well, mine is better that all of yours". And it is like, no we are all equally human.
Sorry for the novel. I just can never complain about this because the person I tell this to will say "well I am different". :/
UGH I HATE when people are like that. Its like, "Um no your dog isn't different from the other ones. What makes it so different? "

Maybe the dog/fish/any animal seems to be doing fine the way things are, but it is usually not the case. Both animals and humans get sick sometimes but it only shows on the inside until it is too late. For example, the chocolate could slowly be poisoning that poor dog. Sometimes I really hate what humanity has come to.


Just to add it, last time we thought are lab got into chocolate, we literally flipped . We had to induce vomiting to get all the chocolate out and then we kept a close eye on her. I can't believe someone would purposely give it to ANY animal.

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it's tough seeing it, but there's not much i can do about it. i could call animal control, but what will they do about it? :/ it's mostly the turtles and fish that are improperly housed, even though the dogs spend most of their time in the crates, i'm sure they'll lie and say "they're just in there while i clean" or something. x-X
Maybe animal control could go when they aren't home? I don't know… but it kills me to think of animals suffering.
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I also remember looking up on the internet about how to treat ich. And someone suggested pouring whiskey and red bull into the tank everyday!

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WTH!?!?!? That person is sick and cruel….

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I also remember looking up on the internet about how to treat ich. And someone suggested pouring whiskey and red bull into the tank everyday!
thats just ummm.... maybe that person drank alittle too much of that concoction themselves.
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He claimed that he always does that and his fish "have never been better". Of course, he fails to mention how long his fish actually live. :/

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He claimed that he always does that and his fish "have never been better". Of course, he fails to mention how long his fish actually live. :/
Some people should be banned from all animals.
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