It is not invalid. If the fish aren't selling then they will stop supplying them.
I disagree - if they get credit for dead fish (which I beleive walmart and petco do), it does not matter weather they sell or not - either way its not affecting their profit margin. The same with their expired dairy products - it does not sell, they get credit for it and it gets replaced for free from the supplier.
Now, Im not saying complaining to a manager or corporate won't work. Aparently it does..what I am saying is, if you by them or they die on the shelf - it will not make a difference to their profit especially of every dead fish gets replaced for free from their supplier. If you buy it, it gets replaced..if it dies, it still gets replaced. The cycle is going to continue weather you pay for the fish or not and the only way it will stop is if each store stops selling live fish altogether - weather that happens through budget cuts or through activism...I doubt it will happen by refusing to buy fish from them.
Both stores here still sell live fish - dragon fish, fiddler crabs, goldfish - and they got them all crammed into what looks like a wall of 5 gallon tanks...
That is all I shall say on the subject. If you choose to disagree, you have that right. I know most of you do. I just don't see the point of leaving a sickie there when I know I can nurse it back to health - especially when it makes no difference to them - money wise - if the fish lives or dies.
If no one complains, I'm not sure the managers even notice..it just isn't on their important list...
I worked at the 2nd bigggest walmart in the nation and there are SO many levels of management, even as an employee it was impossible to even find the right one - to find one that actually CARED was almost impossible. I tried to get a week off for my grandmothers funeral that was 5000 miles away. the STORE MANAGER said he only wants employees that have a work ethic and if i needed more then 3 days for this funeral, I need to tell HR that I was quitting. So I did. Those were his exact words >.< I couldn't even FIND the pet section manager when I worked there...let alone complain to them. Heck, I didn;t even know who MY manager was