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Old 04-24-2011, 09:07 PM   #1 
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Betta Fighting?

I was on ebay looking at tanks when I stumbled across a listing for PK fighters, apparently bred and sold for that purpose. This may be a stupid question, but is fighting fish legal in the US? o.o And is it done?
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:12 PM   #2 
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I hope it's not legal @.@ but sadly I think it is done.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:18 PM   #3 
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I hope not either..
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:06 AM   #4 
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Yup it's illegal but no one cares so unfortunately it is done....like it has been for hundreds of years in Thailand.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:10 AM   #5 
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Except in thailand they care for the fish. Once one fish becomes dominant, they immediatly remove them and treat their injuries. In america it's just dumb little kids fighting Bettas to the death and ignoring the winners injuries and instead of putting it in a clean, warm tank the winner gets put into a tiny, cold, dirty bowl. Thailand fighting I don't mind, but still don't care for... but anywhere else is terrible...

EDIT: Also, in thailand, they only fight fish in top health that are well bred and are fighting PK's (They realize that the long finned ones fare much more horribly then fihter PKs in these fights)

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Old 04-25-2011, 03:08 PM   #6 
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^ That's really interesting. I actually didn't know that.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:55 PM   #7 
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check your local state laws on animal fighting. it's illegal in most states, but some states specify that fish don't count. :/ which is stupid. i know, my state law states that any animal bred or trained for fighting, or fought. so, i at least know, it's illegal in MY state.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:26 PM   #8 
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PK fighter is a "breed" of Betta splendens.. for lack of a better word. Basically they are the original domesticated splendens, before they were bred for color and form. These fish are EXTREMELY aggressive, to the point where they will injure themselves trying to get to another fish so they generally don't make good pets. Still gorgeous fish though. I'd be interested in a pair myself.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:57 PM   #9 
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When I first got my first betta, I was looking things about taking care of bettas on youtube, and I came across some fish fighting videos.There are lots of them. It's horrible.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:45 AM   #10 
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Wow! My brother used to do it. He lived in walker county ALABAMA. That is cruel and sucks.
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