I am very close to a young girl having her "tree of life" Bat Mitzvah tomorrow, and I was thinking instead of giving her money, I would give her life. :) She is an animal activist and complete enthusiast of all kinds of pets, as well as an animal rescuer. If she knew about the conditions Bettas are kept in and how they are abused, I'm sure she would have jumped on the bandwagon a long time ago - but like most people, she has no idea.
I was thinking of rescuing a Betta in her honor today, getting her a tank and all the essentials, and then filling a binder with information about how to take care of him, as well as information on how she has made a difference in his life by being his new owner and about general Betta abuse to educate the youth.
I'd then come to her house the day after the party and set up the tank for her and show her how to do water changes and feed him, etc.
I'd also like to include some fun facts in her binder! Any ideas? Anything I'm missing? Please give your advice!