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Old 09-25-2011, 02:19 PM   #1 
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Petco abuse

Today i decided to go to Petco, take a few pictures, and do some research. I found out a lot of things...

I walked over to the betta section and got a good look. Almost every cup had old food or waste in it and some bettas where sitting at the bottom of their cup. I saw one exceptional betta there that horrified me. A small, maybe 1-1.5 inch veil tail female with HARDLY ANY FINS! Thats not even the worst part! He back, its bent so her back fin points down! I was furious!!! I called one of the staff over and pointed her out. Guess what she said, "Well she's just special i guess." After complaining a bit more i asked what if no one buys her. She said," Well some one will buy her or... betta fish can't live forever in their bowls." Omg i wanted to scream at her! The poor thing is DEFORMED and she calls her SPECIAL??? I then proceeded to watch her put dead fish in the "Black bag of death". Yup its true! I saw it with my own eyes and got some pictures! When she left I noticed some empty betta cups and i saw one cup that she missed. UGH!! A poor, gorgeous yellow doubletail WAS MOLDING!!! I made sure to get pictures of THAT too.

When will they learn? Animals aren't for us! They aren't for food, entertainment, clothes, or anything else! They're not OURS!!! They have feelings! (I'm crying right now) Today i became a member of PETA and a vegetarian at the age of 12. I got my parent approval. They FINALLY support my cause! They'll let my talk to pet stores staff and rescue abused fish. It's a start right?


Deformed female (I just might go rescue her later ;( )

Look how cloudy the feeder fish's tank is! (It's worse than it looks)

Black bag of death. (She didnt know i was taking pictures)

Her putting fish in the BBOD :(((((

This is cruel! Does anyone agree with me?

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Old 09-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #2 
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Yeah I agree petco is cruel and ect
But I really wish people would stop complaining about it on bettafish.com :/
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Sorry :( Im just really upset. Do you think i should go rescue the girl?
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #4 
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Sorry :( Im just really upset. Do you think i should go rescue the girl?
Well buying the betta fish will support petco and what they do to their animals.:/

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Blech. No way i'd pay for her. I'd ask for her for free or at least get like a 90% discount >.< I mean no kid is going to want her. She's different in their eyes. I dont want her to mold like that other poor betta :(
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I have read a lot of cruel thing about petco or other big pet company but you keen on buying things there, I donīt understand sorry.

Although some people I guess they donīt have other pet shop.
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I have read a lot of cruel thing about petco or other big pet company but you keen on buying things there, I donīt understand sorry.

Although some people I guess they donīt have other pet shop.
That's exactly why I'm talking about.
If you don't like wallmart or petco don't shop there. Plain and simple.
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Yea, I dont shop at Petco. My mom thinks that all petstores take wonderful care of their fish and i went there to prove her wrong. I shop at Petsmart (My petsmart takes good care of their bettas) and Paul's pets :/ But when it comes down to an animal's life, you gotta do what you gotta do.
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It's like this everywhere, sadly bettas are viewed as cheap disposable pets and not many people see them like we do. If you can handle it, go back and get her. Sure your supporting the abuse but refusing to buy one fish won't ruffled their feathers. Take her home and make a difference for HER. Then complain to head office.
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It's like this everywhere, sadly bettas are viewed as cheap disposable pets and not many people see them like we do. If you can handle it, go back and get her. Sure your supporting the abuse but refusing to buy one fish won't ruffled their feathers. Take her home and make a difference for HER. Then complain to head office.
Thank you! Someone gets it :) I really appreciate everyone's opinion! I'll talk to my parents.
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