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?