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Old 06-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #1 
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Exclamation B.I.N.O.H (bettas in need of help)

to all who read this binoh is a fundraiser of bettas from walmart their conditions
are so bad that they are dying. What i want to do is raise money to buy these
bettas and make a online shelter.ANYONE WHO WANTS TO JOIN B.I.N.O.H
POST ON MY PAGE.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #2 
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This is pointless IMO, your just making it worse by buying them. When you buy a Walmart Betta you are supplying Walmart with more money therefore thinking they are making a profit off of selling bettas. Which means they will keep selling them if you keep buying from them
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #3 
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I agree. It makes more sense to organise a picket of Walmart to protest the fish's conditions, or a petition to send to management demanding better conditions, rather than paying the company their desired sales profit to keep abusing fish.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #4 
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I work at walmart so I can tell you that buying all of them definitely will not help the situation at all. They will just see it as sales and order more. I try to take care of all the fish (especially the bettas!!) but I can't always do it everyday sadly. I do my best to educate people on their proper care. Some listen and some don't. Still irks me when people ask what kind of fish can live in a bowl or those tiny tanks we sell. i pitch the 10 gallon kits all the time,as that's the biggest we carry. That doesn't always work either heh.

I actually get to order the fish for my store now,so I make sure the tanks don't get overcrowded as best I can. I would love to not order any bettas but customers will and do come in asking for them when they aren't there so higher management frowns on not ordering any at all. I will admit to buying a few from there myself that spoke to me heh. They are my weakness.........
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:09 AM   #5 
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I work at walmart so I can tell you that buying all of them definitely will not help the situation at all. They will just see it as sales and order more. I try to take care of all the fish (especially the bettas!!) but I can't always do it everyday sadly. I do my best to educate people on their proper care. Some listen and some don't. Still irks me when people ask what kind of fish can live in a bowl or those tiny tanks we sell. i pitch the 10 gallon kits all the time,as that's the biggest we carry. That doesn't always work either heh.

I actually get to order the fish for my store now,so I make sure the tanks don't get overcrowded as best I can. I would love to not order any bettas but customers will and do come in asking for them when they aren't there so higher management frowns on not ordering any at all. I will admit to buying a few from there myself that spoke to me heh. They are my weakness.........
Aww :( I actually bought the 10 gallon kit there. It's of great quality and a really awesome price. Actually starting a sorority in it :3
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:27 AM   #6 
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Yeah I've gotten several aquarium kits from walmart. I actually have a 14 gallon kit that they don't make anymore! Its the same size as a 10 but taller. A bunch of 10 gallon kits. Only small tank I got from there is the aquaculture 360 something or other. Its a 3 gallon and my CT male is in that. It is a pain to clean though (undergravel filter). I might dig out one of my other 5 or 10 gallons for him.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:43 AM   #7 
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Fish 'hardware' is one thing. Fifty sick bettas crammed into cups to die is another.

If no-one BUYS the bettas, the store WILL discontinue stocking them.

Tanks, etc are okay - they can't suffer.. ><
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Yup I know all too well Aus.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:24 PM   #9 
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to all who read this binoh is a fundraiser of bettas from walmart their conditions
are so bad that they are dying. What i want to do is raise money to buy these
bettas and make a online shelter.ANYONE WHO WANTS TO JOIN B.I.N.O.H
POST ON MY PAGE.

While I agree with everyone else I think your heart is in the right place.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:39 AM   #10 
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If they get credit for dead fish buying them or not buying them will not make a difference, might as well go ahead and buy the damn things and give them a good life. If you really want them to stop selling bettas, you need to go higher up - like annoying the <censored> out of the regional manager if you can figure out who that is. There is a fight walmart fish curelty page on facebook, they might be able to help out with the regional/corporate stuff.

http://www.facebook.com/fightwalmartfishcruelty

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