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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-07-2016, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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You know it's true. We don't think the Walmart near us has always sold Betta fish. We think we would have noticed. They really don't belong selling fish. They take on a huge responsibility with live fish, then put an inexperienced sales associate in charge in the department that doesn't know a thing about fish at all. It's a terrible combination.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-07-2016, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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We totally agree. This petition says it all perfectly. The woman who wrote it really knew the right words to say because we've seen other petitions for the fish around, but they don't really have that many signatures. When we saw this one, we were like WOW! That is a ton of signatures! This might actually do something! We heard from someone that Walmart used to sell live birds at one time and people came together and protested how terrible they were treating them. Those people actually made something happen, because Walmart stop selling live birds all together. We believe that together we can change this too!
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We know. It's horrible. The Petco near us has so many Bettas in teeny tiny cups. But if we want to really make a difference we have to choose one battle at a time. It's the only way to ever get anywhere. Once you win one, then you can tell the other companies that mistreat the Bettas what was done to Walmart and maybe it will make them think twice about fish abuse. In the meantime, you can always have a chat with your local supermarket store manager and complain. It certainly can't hurt.
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We totally agree. This petition says it all perfectly. The woman who wrote it really knew the right words to say because we've seen other petitions for the fish around, but they don't really have that many signatures. When we saw this one, we were like WOW! That is a ton of signatures! This might actually do something! We heard from someone that Walmart used to sell live birds at one time and people came together and protested how terrible they were treating them. Those people actually made something happen, because Walmart stop selling live birds all together. We believe that together we can change this too!
Walmart use to sell birds?

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Yeah, that's what we heard from a friend. They said it was years ago that they used to sell live birds. Again, they said they were mistreating them. People were unhappy and they did something about it. So it can be done. United we stand! :)
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I was actually surprised when I joined this forum to learn that Walmart still sells bettas. All the walmarts in my area stopped selling live fish years ago. I'll make an account for that site and sign the moment I have some time to do so.
Same. I haven't seen a fish in Walmart in yeeeears.
An employee told me that they weren't making a profit because most of the fish they received were DOA.
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If you don't mind us asking, what area is your Walmart in? Our Walmart is in New Jersey. Just trying to figure out if it's certain areas that don't sell the fish at all or if it is only particular stores. Thanks.
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My Walmart doesn't sell fish (or any live pets) either. Haven't for many years actually. I think they stopped at least 10 years ago. I remember them being there at one point though. I live in Canada though, so it may be different.
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When I lived in Spokane, WA both of their Walmarts have fish (there is one other Walmart but it only sells food). Now I live in Northern Idaho and I have yet to run into a Walmart that has fish. Weird thing is I am still only under two hours from Spokane.

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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-10-2016, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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My Walmart doesn't sell fish (or any live pets) either. Haven't for many years actually. I think they stopped at least 10 years ago. I remember them being there at one point though. I live in Canada though, so it may be different.
It probably is different in Canada. We know the United Kingdom has better humane laws for animals and wildlife there too. U.S.A needs to get with the program and step up.
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