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Old 12-27-2010, 03:43 AM   #1 
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anti-AQUABLOCK petition?

i just watched the video to BFC's story, here, and i thought it was shocking. has there been a petition against them? or emails to tell them how wrong they are? has there been contact made to animal welfare about this???

if not, i suggest we get one going!! we should ALL write emails to them telling them the ACTUAL facts on betta fish! i also wanna hang up posters near all places that sell aquablocks warning ppl that these guys are fish tortures.

their website
http://www.theaquablock.com/home

if it hasnt been done and ppl on here would like to do it id happily organise stuff and get it rolling caus i think it should NOT go on.

my rough ideas;
posters to hang up
a website to reveal how awful this product is
emails from our numerous members
letters to send them via post
an anti-aquablock youtube clip
write to newspapers or pet magazines to cover our efforts
leaflets for petshops on proper betta care and anti aquablocks & bowls
t-shirts to wear of anti-betta bowls etc

there so much!

if this is a repost, feel free to delete
but i still suggest we do something about it!!!

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Old 12-27-2010, 08:54 AM   #2 
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anyone else see the african dwarf frog around half-way of the video
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:36 AM   #3 
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Hmmm, there was a thread about this, and some people sent angry emails, but more could be done.... I say a petition could do it. If we could somehow write/type a petition, and mail it around for people to sign, then send it to them or some person in charge, that might do something, seeing as there are a lot of people online here who might just sign it.

I have a feeling the leaflets won't work. LFS sell those things to make a profit. I don't think they'd be fine with us putting info in there that'd take that away...
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:56 AM   #4 
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well, id do it this way;

organise ppl in different sections to do jobs.
1) emails
2) letters
3) flyers
4) website
5) youtube clip
6) newspaper & radio coverage
7) tshirts and other medias

obviously ppl could do a few things simultaneously

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I have a feeling the leaflets won't work. LFS sell those things to make a profit. I don't think they'd be fine with us putting info in there that'd take that away...
na i was thinking then just a nice caresheet with pics etc for LFS but hang up the anti-bowl posters in the streets etc.

if i get more feedback in this thread i think we should go for it.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:56 AM   #5 
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This is me, feedbacking (if that is a verb... >.>)
I'm all in for this idea.
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:00 AM   #6 
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^^^ cool!!!
we'll need good few ppl participating. the forum has appr. 22,000+ members, id say we'd need at least half of them lol. caus this is a profit making company and i dont think they'll listen to 30 ppl
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:00 AM   #7 
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Well the thing is is that we need money to back us up, and I don't think that many of us have the cash to fund-raise for this ourselves. We'll need to get advocacy groups and the IBC on board if we're going to do anything noticeable.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:12 PM   #8 
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I'd like to fuel the riot please. This is an interesting thread and a lot of great ideas here.
Two things
1. Petstores make profits off selling the fish "accessories" so actually they would make more money promoting proper betta housing and care (selling larger tanks, heaters, filters...) much more than a cheap betta block
I don't see why they wouldn't want a proper care sheet
2. The internet makes it possible to reach people for free-(youtube, this forum, starting a facebook awarness page ,etc.)
raising awareness of proper betta care will eventually bring about change
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:48 PM   #9 
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^^^ yeah i never thought of bebo/facebook etc.

i did think i'd get more feedback in this thread about the idea. but it may still take off lol. hopefully. i do think if we all pull together we could make a difference because we are a lot of members...
we would need the pro's and writers etc on here to really pull with us to make SHORT but down to the point care sheets and vids etc...
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:00 PM   #10 
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I wonder what they are basing their argument on that: "the Betta Fish feel(s) right at home in what we may be perceived as a small, confining living space such as our decorative and unique tanks and aquariums".

http://www.theaquablock.com/about/fish.asp

If they believe their argument they should at least post some evidence-based research on why bettas "feel right at home" in such a tiny glass block. I personally have never seen compelling research that bettas deserve to live in less than a gallon of water.

Aren't these the same blocks used in basement windows?
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