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Old 07-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #1 
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Angry How can you not punish them.. Parents these days seriously.

Okay.. I'm getting really upset with parents these days, sometimes even grandparents. They think that when their little kids harm a pet they don't know the difference and won't even PUNISH THEM. It's a shame, they need to be taught. Here are some examples.

1. My friend Shawna's older brother got mad at her so he took her CT betta out of his bowl and put it in the toilet still alive (didn't flush it, so she was able to save him quickly) but her mom didn't even punish him and told him not to from now on. He's SEVENTEEN.

2. My great aunt (my grandmas sister) and her husband have a grand daughter that they keep buying bettas for. She has gone through 23 bettas in the past year. She plays with them and doesn't clean their water out so they only last weeks at most and the ones she doesn't like she flushes ALIVE. My great cousin (the mother of the little girl) didn't even punish her, and keeps buying her fish, I believe that one was number 15.

3. I heard another persons little sister shredded her betta. The mom apparently didn't punish her.

So yeah. All of these parents don't feel the need to punish their children for hurting their pets, which reverts back to the line " they're just fish " or " betta fish are very low maintenance, you don't need to change their water weekly, it's monthy duh! The minimum wage paid teenager at Petco told me so! "

So yeah. It's time for parents to start CARING FOR THE SAKE OF THE FISH and not just thinking of their kids bad behavior.

I understand that many young children don't understand, but they need to be punished so they know not to do it again.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #2 
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parents and grandparents see them as "just fish". as stupid creatures who feel no pain and only serve the purpose of entertainment for children, or for decorations. it's hard to teach older folk(no offense to the older folks on here!), and get them to change their ways. my mom, thankfully, knows how much i adore my bettas, and knows how upset i get when one dies or gets sick, so she knows.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:09 PM   #3 
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Abuse to animals is the first sign of a psychotic murderer... or something like that lol on a more serious note yeah I agree
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #4 
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when i was little, if i messed with mom's fish, i got in trouble. as i got older, i was taught that all animals should be treated with respect. now, i see all life as sacred, and that nothing should ever be killed without a reason. if you kill a fish, it should ONLY be for food, not sport, or because they're 'just stupid fish'. i got my first betta, and saw how smart Zach was, and now, no fish, to me, is stupid.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:14 PM   #5 
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That's animal abuse...or at least Fish abuse!


How do you shred a Betta? : l
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:15 PM   #6 
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How do you shred a Betta? : l

Part of me doesnt want to know....
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Part of me doesnt want to know....
i can just imagine. and i don't like it. D: it scares me, and makes my tummy hurt.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:17 PM   #8 
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I know what you mean... my bro gets away so so much that I wouldnt have gotten away with when i was a kid... perhaps parents just give up after X amount of time.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:21 PM   #9 
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Idk I feel parents have gotten softer with each generation...
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #10 
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To bad the fish haven't gotten tougher to match:'(
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