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Old 12-05-2010, 10:05 PM   #11 
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Before my LPS was shut down they had signs posted all over the store that says if you hurt one of the animals you HAVE to buy it and would not be allowed back in the store. It wasn't that big so it was easy to enforce those rules.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:25 PM   #12 
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their grubby little hands.
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THOSE LITTLE BRATS!!!
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I honestly HATE kids that do that crap!
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>.< Those little brats.
I am honestly shocked at the hostility and childishness from the posts in this thread. They are KIDS and obviously don't know any better. It's not in any way their fault. This is no way to speak of children.

In all likelyhood the poor conditions are what killed it. I'm sure they endure much more shaking on their journey to Walmart.

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Old 12-05-2010, 10:34 PM   #13 
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I am honestly shocked at the hostility and childishness from the posts in this thread. They are KIDS and obviously don't know any better. It's not in any way their fault. This is no way to speak of children.

In all likelyhood the poor conditions are what killed it. I'm sure they endure much more shaking on their journey to Walmart.
I examined him before the little kids got to him. He was the most active of them all without any ailments. If they're kids, then their parents should have taught them BETTER how to treat a LIVING CREATURE! They were probably 12 years old. That's old enough to understand their wrongdoing! And their parents should have intervened but they DIDN'T.

They treated the fish INHUMANELY. Children with proper parenting usually learn NOT to kill or put a life in danger before age ten. They were the ones that grabbed the fish. They were the ones that shook the fish. They were the ones that killed the CT I was looking at. Explain the blood I saw in the cup. Explain the eyeball at the bottom. I'm pretty sure poor water conditions don't do that. I wanted to leave out those details, but I guess it can't be helped now, can it?

Tell me, whose fault is it that that poor fish died? Fish are no different from other pets. Tell that to serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and the Columbine killers.

http://cats.about.com/cs/crueltyconn.../a/cruelty.htm

http://thebosun.wordpress.com/2006/0...-animal-abuse/

I guess after they hurt another human being after being cruel to an animal is justification for calling them "monsters", hm?

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Old 12-05-2010, 10:49 PM   #14 
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Yeah I have seen that happen I actually took the cup out of their hands and the parents got mad at me and I was like well maybe you should teach your kids not to abuse animals... sometimes I hate walmart I usually go into the big chain petshops and find all the dead ones and stack them up usually like 10ish and carry them to the front of the store to some helpless cashier and say "i think these are dead." I did that enough at one petco that they started moving their betta into the tanks so each freshwater tank had a betta in it XD
poor crowntail if it was a black orchid that would have been quite a find
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Even though you don't want to support walmart you should still buy fish from them you'll be rescuing them more than anything. That goes for any pet store Petco is just as worse.
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I examined him before the little kids got to him. He was the most active of them all without any ailments. If they're kids, then their parents should have taught them BETTER how to treat a LIVING CREATURE! They were probably 12 years old. That's old enough to understand their wrongdoing! And their parents should have intervened but they DIDN'T.

They treated the fish INHUMANELY. Children with proper parenting usually learn NOT to kill or put a life in danger before age ten. They were the ones that grabbed the fish. They were the ones that shook the fish. They were the ones that killed the CT I was looking at. Explain the blood I saw in the cup. Explain the eyeball at the bottom. I'm pretty sure poor water conditions don't do that. I wanted to leave out those details, but I guess it can't be helped now, can it?

Tell me, whose fault is it that that poor fish died? Fish are no different from other pets. Tell that to serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and the Columbine killers.

http://cats.about.com/cs/crueltyconn.../a/cruelty.htm

http://thebosun.wordpress.com/2006/0...-animal-abuse/

I guess after they hurt another human being after being cruel to an animal is justification for calling them "monsters", hm?
I wholly agree with this post. I would understand if they were 3 or 4 or had some mental condition, but this, this is just terrifying! They shook him so hard that he was bleeding! I have seen plenty of Bettas beat up from tail biting or aggressive activity and not once have I ever, I mean EVER, seen blood. That means he basically was EXPLODED. If I had the ability to, I would track these girls down and give them a very mean lecture. (The again I am 12 and I probably live far from your place...)
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:59 PM   #17 
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I examined him before the little kids got to him. He was the most active of them all without any ailments. If they're kids, then their parents should have taught them BETTER how to treat a LIVING CREATURE! They were probably 12 years old. That's old enough to understand their wrongdoing! And their parents should have intervened but they DIDN'T.

They treated the fish INHUMANELY. Children with proper parenting usually learn NOT to kill or put a life in danger before age ten. They were the ones that grabbed the fish. They were the ones that shook the fish. They were the ones that killed the CT I was looking at. Explain the blood I saw in the cup. Explain the eyeball at the bottom. I'm pretty sure poor water conditions don't do that. I wanted to leave out those details, but I guess it can't be helped now, can it?

Tell me, whose fault is it that that poor fish died? Fish are no different from other pets. Tell that to serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and the Columbine killers.

http://cats.about.com/cs/crueltyconn.../a/cruelty.htm

http://thebosun.wordpress.com/2006/0...-animal-abuse/

I guess after they hurt another human being after being cruel to an animal is justification for calling them "monsters", hm?
Amen!!!
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There is just too much to respond to in your post. I'm going to just leave it at that. If you are an adult and you think that is a proper way to talk about a child (12 is very much a child) then so be it.

Oh and shopping at Walmart is supporting Walmart. May as well buy a Betta.
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I wholly agree with this post. I would understand if they were 3 or 4 or had some mental condition, but this, this is just terrifying! They shook him so hard that he was bleeding! I have seen plenty of Bettas beat up from tail biting or aggressive activity and not once have I ever, I mean EVER, seen blood. That means he basically was EXPLODED. If I had the ability to, I would track these girls down and give them a very mean lecture. (The again I am 12 and I probably live far from your place...)
Well seeing that your signature says you live somewhere around Pluto...

@chavist93: There's a difference when it comes to buying from Walmart and buying a fish from Walmart. If a store, any store, can't get rid of stock of a certain item, they stop buying it because they aren't making a profit.

I understand that I'm just one person that doesn't buy betta fish from Walmart, but each person makes a difference. In many examples in American history, one person (or vote) can make a huge difference. Eventually, not necessarily now, people will realize how cruel Walmart is to their fish. So no, I won't go out and buy a betta. I'd rather see their live fish section close down.

As for talking about children, I guess it's your own opinion on how you want to talk about them. Times have changed, unfortunately. Kids aren't respectful of a lot of things lately, including animals, adults, and each other. It's not like I'm targeting every child in the world. Just two kids that performed an extremely cruel act against a fish in front of me. I personally love kids. I want to start a family when I'm ready. But if you want to assume that I'm attacking every child in the world, go for it. It's not worth wasting my breath and my education on justifying my answer.

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Chavist: very nice piece of propaganda... Anyways, I have nothing against small children. At all. I have two younger siblings and I babysit frequently, so it's not like I'm some girl who detests small kids. However, let me tell you. When my little brother was 2. two years old, he knew to go "nice nice" to the animals, be they scaled, slimy or furred. And it's not like he lives in a zoo. We've just got a dog, that's it (apart from recently bettas), and we as a family made sure he understood not to be mean. There are plenty of normal toddlers out there that know doing stuff like that is bad. unless they were like 1 years old (in which case they probably wouldn't be able to speak in full sentences or even reach the betta cups), that is horrible behavior, which the parents should have stopped.

Now we know the kids were older than that, maybe teens, that makes it worse. :P

Edit: and I don't talk about them like that unless it comes to horrible things like this. In this case, they really are brats, though that doesn't mean I have much against them. (I love my little sis, but somtimes when she throws half temper tantrums, she can be a brat) Believe me, I know kids can be cute and cuddly and so adorable, but really... 12 is not quite a child, still a kid, but not a teen. by that age they should have common sense. My 11 year old sister has more morals than that

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