Originally Posted by crowntail lover
The thing is.. I know the person who was assigned the job of taking care of the pet section..And I also know that they find Betta Fighting very hilarious! Therefore. I dont believe a customer would take the time to sit there and change around the Bettas and watch them fight..I think it was the worker who did this..
It could very well have been an employee, if they're someone whom you know is this cruel... but believe me, customers can and will do it, too.
I don't work at Wal-Mart, but the same thing just happened at my store the other day. I look at the bettas every shift I work, just to make sure they're all okay, and Thursday morning they were fine... then when I looked at them at 7 AM Friday morning, a cup was empty. And, you guessed it, I found that the female had been dumped into a male crowntail's cup, presumably by a customer sometime Thursday night. I know that none
of our employees would ever have done such a thing, especially not the ones who worked that shift (we usually only have 3-4 people per shift).
The female was perfectly fine -- not a scratch on her -- but the male's fins were ripped to shreds. Officially, we wrote him off as dead, but unofficially, they gave him to me so that I could try to take care of him and give him a fighting chance at living and having a happy home.
So he is now Lorenzo "Tatters" De Luca, former mafia strongarm turned government informant, whose death was faked so that he could move seamlessly into witness protection. (All my bettas have weird backstories like this. Don't ask.
Poor Tatters is having a rough time. He keeps the remains of his fins clamped, and last night was the first time he ate anything -- he ate three pellets, but only picked at the bloodworm. He's swimming around watching me right now, though. He seems a bit depressed, but at least he's moving around and is languidly interested in his environment.