I never grew up with animals... One cat, that's it. Mom said NO fish NO birds NO rodents NO dogs NO other cats
One day, after we moved to Camrose and I had a job, I went out and bought a fish and a 0.5 gallon (I was 13? lol)
came home and she stopped complaining. She actually started to like my fish, and couldn't believe the darn betta (Mister) wouldn't die!!
But since then I've owned betta fish. Never been a year without one
And I agree it is time for a change. I made change in my town with a handful of people - I've been thinking... it isn't illegal to leave brochures or pamphlets in mail boxes....