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Old 07-31-2009, 05:16 PM   #1 
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Betta Fish as prizes?

I was just at the county fair when I walked by the games and noticed that they were giving away betta fish as prizes?
How mean is that? Probably 90% of the kids who take them home have no where to put them and they end up dying.
I wanted to take one home, one of my betta's recently passed away and I have a tank empty, but my mom wouldnt let me.

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Old 07-31-2009, 05:27 PM   #2 
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Well, unfair of coarse! But it's just as unfair as giving away gold fish as a price, or guppy's or every other pet... A lot of people that win a prize like this often don't know how to take care of the animal so it dies... why do they have prices like this on a county fair?
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:31 PM   #3 
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I think it is a horrible thing to do at a county fair. There are times where it would be acceptable like at a local aquarium club raffle or something of that nature, but county fairs, school events and such are just not humane.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:41 PM   #4 
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Those poor bettas. I wish people would quit doing that. It's so cruel to send the bettas home with people who don't know how to take care of them (and probably don't care how).
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:40 PM   #5 
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that reminds me of a little story once when i was a little girl and went to a fair they where giving away baby chicks as prizes and when we brought him home he just kept on chirping all night and in the morning when i woke up he was dead because we werent planning on getting a pet so we werent prepared and did not even reasearch i still remember that little bird today
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:55 PM   #6 
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A few months ago: Friend got fish at fair. Put a GOLDFISH in a vase. Didn't have water conditioner. Fish died. That's also the steps of what happens when these fish are taken home with people who don't know how to care for them.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:06 PM   #7 
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It's terrible. At the absolute minimum they could at least send the fish home with a care sheet!
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:06 PM   #8 
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I wish my town had fairs.... i would win all the animals and give them good homes.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:29 PM   #9 
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^Thats what I wanted to do, I wanted to see if I could win one so I could give it a good home.
My mom wouldnt let me though. =(
Those poor fish.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:29 AM   #10 
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I think its horrible :[ I wish I could take them all home. I've seen RABBITS as prizes. Its so, so sad.

On another note, my town is having a county fair this week too! Where do you live?
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