Originally Posted by megaredize
thats frustrating because you cant even argue with people like, they just dont care or want to care.
this is a very good point to remember. Some folks are willfully ignorant of the suffering, and you will not change them.
Still, I think most folks just don't have the right information and will happily correct a bad situation if given advice in a friendly manner. I work at a LPS and the owners do have some 10 ounce betta bowls on the shelves. When someone asks about them, I put it next to the betta's cup and show them that it holds less than half the water of the plastic cup the fish is currently in. It surprises people, and then I'm able to steer them towards more appropriate, affordable tanks and large bowls (we have 2 gallon bowls). The manager is also phasing out the tiny bowls and ordering small affordable tanks with filters and hoods to encourage people to provide a more comfortable home for their new fish.