This my be off topic but I have to say it somewhere!
A while back I was wandering around Petco looking at plants aand Bettas. And I get back to the far cornner of the fish section where the Bettas are. And there are these three about 13 year old boys with open Betta cups poking the fish, pulling on their fins, and pulling them out of the water!!
The employ I had been talking to about plants saw them the same time I did (He's a friend of mine and about 6,6'' and really fit. And I'm a fit 5,8'' myself) We went over and in combination scared these three and ejected them from the store, where they were picked up by the local cops and some very unhappy parents.
Most of the fish survied (My freind bought them all and a massive aquarium, the surviers are now quite happy in a divided aquarium at his house) But sadly two out of the seven did not make it.
Even through it didn't end as badly as it could have and the boys in question got thier's I'm still angery about it.
Has anyone else ever encountered anything like this?