I feel like we need a day when all of us organize and claim it Betta Fish Awareness Day and we all post an various pat chain stores' Facebook pages about the bad things we've seen in the stores, inform them about their horrible tanks, correct any false information they give about bettas (They prefer to live in small tanks! Change once a month! Feed once a week! No heater required!) and make our concerns realised.
This times a million! I wish we could do something like that, it would be great for the fish, and easy to push the stores into joining in, because if they're telling people how to REALLY take care of betta, they would make more money off sales. Theoretically....
In the UK it's illegal to sell anything under 1 gallon as a fish home because it's considered ANIMAL CRUELTY. >__> that should say something, like that this country is pretty backwards compared to them (fish care wise).
Edit: just found their Facebook page and gave them a piece of my mind. :)
Haha. I considered making it a thousand times in my head. I started by thinking of making an Aquatic Pets Awareness Day, to educate people about all fish/aquatic animals. Then I realised I don't know enough about ALL species, so if I did ever get around to making something then I'd need a lot of help. I'd rather focus on fish I know really well: bettas. :)
If I ever did make something, would you guys be interested in participating? I always thought it would be relevant to do on the first day of summer because that's when people think of water and beaches and that leads to thoughts about fish... I'd do it on FaceBook and organize it there, of course.