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Old 06-29-2010, 07:30 PM   #11 
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Walmart IS evil. I don't blame the workers for not having the time nor energy to look after the fish. Walmart overworked and mistreated their employees before the current recession and I bet now they have skeleton crews working themselves to death, just a lot of other companies with greedy employers taking advantage of an employer's market. I just don't buy from Walmart, period.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:40 PM   #12 
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I've said it before but I'll say it again. If you disagree with how a Wal-mart treats its fish DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Obviously not all wal-marts mistreat their fish which goes to show that it is not a corporate issue, its a matter of management. Management does not like when corporate gets in their business so the best thing to do first is to find the manager of the entire store tell him/her that you are disgusted with the conditions of the fish and if they don't improve you will be reporting the store to Walmart inc.

Don't be overly emotional, just state your opinion and back it up with facts. Be able to say how many dead fish you saw, what tanks/cups they were in, how many fish were thin, sick, in dirty water, etc. Also write down the date and time when you saw all this because if the store manager does nothing you as a consumer have a right to go to corporate and express your concerns.

This has been done successfully before and can be done again if you do it correctly, looking at it from a business and consumer ethics standpoint and not an animal rights standpoint because no one in the corporate circle gives a crap about 35c fish dieing they care about making money. You have to show them that mistreatment of fish will cause them to loose money AND bring unwanted attention (a.k.a MEDIA).
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:24 AM   #13 
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Looks like someone got to management before I did, since tonight the fish at my wal-mart looked great! It looks like one had a tail-biting problem but other than that... wow. I was really happy to see what I saw. I was expecting to get pretty angry with their conditions, but I was pleasantly surprised. :)
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:08 AM   #14 
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I want to get a job at wal mart just so i can keep the fish alive and know that they arent rotting away in a miserable cup :(( the walmart i live near isnt too bad about keeping the jars clean, but they could do a lot better.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:09 AM   #15 
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I've never been to a Wal*Mart that carried bettas, but they sound pretty horrible from what I've heard on this site. The worst I've seen a Pet Store treat their bettas was the PetSmart near my aunt's house..Second worst being a LFS also by my aunt's house. Surprisingly, their bigger tanks with species other than bettas were crystal clean and all the fish were healthy. However, they kept some of their bettas in TINY containers. I swear I saw one that was in something akin to a candy dish..Hardly any water. I wanted to say something but didn't have a chance because my mom was yelling at me to hurry up. I certainly will next time if their conditions haven't changed.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:51 AM   #16 
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Looks like someone got to management before I did, since tonight the fish at my wal-mart looked great! It looks like one had a tail-biting problem but other than that... wow. I was really happy to see what I saw. I was expecting to get pretty angry with their conditions, but I was pleasantly surprised. :)
Were they the same bettas or new ones? If it was a new shipment then you should keep your eyes out for changes. If these are new and they start to deteriorate you can start documenting their health as time goes by and then you can report it to management as stated earlier.

Hope things get better at your walmart. =]
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:49 AM   #17 
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theres a video on youtube called walmart murder. there was a sale at walmart 6 bettas for $1. guy went to check it out. 6 bettas left. BUT ALL 6 were dead.. some sale..
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:10 PM   #18 
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Looks like someone got to management before I did, since tonight the fish at my wal-mart looked great! It looks like one had a tail-biting problem but other than that... wow. I was really happy to see what I saw. I was expecting to get pretty angry with their conditions, but I was pleasantly surprised. :)
maybe they saw my thread lol
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:12 PM   #19 
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Well I got my fish, Bart, and he had to been in about 3 cm of water... It was terrible.. so I just had to buy him :)
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:16 PM   #20 
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I've said it before but I'll say it again. If you disagree with how a Wal-mart treats its fish DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
the every other 'death to walmart' posts are getting kind of annoying (no offence guys) but really there are about 800 of them that say the exact same thing. We all know how bad walmart treats their fish, so theres no need to keep submitting post after post.
However, if there were like 7 bettas in a cup in the noodle aisle then thats kind of post worthy :P
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