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Old 09-01-2013, 08:14 AM   #1 
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This makes me sooooo mad!

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I have reported them to the SPCA.

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:22 AM   #2 
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If only the ASPCA cared about fish... In accordance with the animal welfare act, "animal" is defined as being warm blooded. While it may be cruel to fight fighting fish, it is not illegal on a federal level. However, it may be on a state by state basis.

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #3 
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Actually, it is against the law in the USA.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:25 AM   #4 
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Actually, it is against the law in the USA.
Actually it's not.

Here's the federal ruling on what is considered an animal for the purpose of the animal welfare act.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2004-06-04/pdf/04-12693.pdf

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:27 AM   #5 
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Yup it's illegal but no one cares so unfortunately it is done....like it has been for hundreds of years in Thailand.
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=68833
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #6 
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See, there are these things called statutes that make up "the law". It's not illegal just because someone says it is - there has to be a statute saying so.

Like I said, it may be illegal in specific states, but it is not illegal federally.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #7 
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I hate to say it, but Jaysee is correct. No one really cares about fish... If they did petstores would never be able to keep them in the conditions they do. If they kept a dog or cat or even a bird in a weeks worth of waste and a tiny cage, though, they would be charged. Sucks but that's reality. I wish it was illegal.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/7/2156

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(4) the term “animal” means any live bird, or any live mammal, except man.
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The animal welfare act extends the definition of animal to include the deceased, for the purposes of punishment no doubt.
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Here is the definition of an "animal" directly from the animal welfare act-

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Under Section 2(g) of the AWA (7 U.S.C. 2132(g)), the term animal includes, with certain exceptions, any live or dead dog, cat, monkey (nonhuman primate mammal), guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, or such other warmblooded animal,
See how fish aren't included in that?
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:45 AM   #10 
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Ok, I know when I'm beaten.
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