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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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I'm sorry about your fish! I am lucky that I don't have to go to Petsmart! I get all my animals and supplies from a home owned pet store! Its a great place to be the owner and all the employees no me! They are great and give great advice and if I learn something I tell them and if they didn't know it they will start to learn it! They are great!! Not like Petsmart!
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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PETA has a very disturbing video about what goes on in pet store chains. It is very difficult to watch, but if anyone needs convincing to stop shopping at pet stores, that should do it. I bought a male betta from a chain store and he died a week later. Granted, his water was clean and he looked perfectly healthy when I bought him. Yet, they told me he could live in a tiny tank with not filter and that he'd eat flakes. When he wouldn't eat, they suggested frozed bloodworms. All my research has told me you are not supposed to feed the frozen blood worms everyday because it's bad for digestion and can cause parasites. Bettas can live up to 7 years if taken care of properly, but the pet stores won't tell you how to do that. You should go to a aquatic fish store if possible. Whatever you do, don't go to Walmart! Last time I was there I saw bettas on a back shelf amongst tank ornaments. The water was so cloudy that I could barely see the fish inside. One was dead. Some had fin or body rot. The others had various ailments and were struggling to stay alive.
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i totally agree about not buying animals at store chains, but i give no credit to peta, they're too extremist

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i totally agree about not buying animals at store chains, but i give no credit to peta, they're too extremist
Despite your personal opinions of PETA, the undercover video is possibly the best available evidence of what goes on "behind closed doors" at pet chains.
I don't believe they're extremists. They might go about many things in the wrong way, but most of the people behind it believe in what they stand for. I believe in most of what they technically are against. Of course, I don't support PETA due to other unethical practices of theirs, but that is off topic, so I won't continue.
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i do appreciate your difference of opinion but this thread isn't about peta

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i do appreciate your difference of opinion but this thread isn't about peta
Which I am well aware of, as quoted from my last post: "but that is off topic, so I won't continue."

I mentioned PETA in direct reference to things being discussed here. This undercover video: http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/video....mart&Player=wm shows the treatment of small animals at PetsMart. It is difficult to watch, so don't click on it if you don't think you can watch it. There might be some people here who would like to see it.

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I am also not a PETA fan,but this thread is not about them,so I won't get into it.
I have seen that video (I think it is the one I am thinking about)...but I didn't agree with chain pet stores even before tehy started putting videos out.





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