Thanks for the "blunt" opinion, but I thought that was quite rude. I am not throwing a hissy fit. I got disappointed. And just because I said in that moment (which I later corrected the next morning if you saw) that I was upset, it was just that. A moment. I knew no matter what people said, I was going to do it anyways. I might modify my tactics thanks to some of the points made here, but I was going to do it. In fact, I rescued another betta this afternoon, and got him for free. And I agree that one thing that will never change is pets being purchased, and people needing a cheap place to do that. I am with you 100% on that. I hope someday they might be treated better, but I know the suffering will probably never completely go away. And I know wearing t-shirts and protesting doesn't solve the entire problem right that second, but honestly it's better than doing absolutely nothing about it. If we care, we have to at least try, otherwise we might as well not care. And not to sound whiny again, but please be aware that some people have emotional issues (such as myself) and take comments like that very personally, and are hurt by them. I don't want to start an argument, I just want to let you know.
Kindness and respect should be shown to all animals, no matter if they are furry, scaly, big, or small. Be a hero to the animals and GO VEGAN!