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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-06-2007, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone heard about this? There is a pet store in Michigan (my state) that sells fish with I *heart* U tatooed on it. When the newscaster asked if it hurt the fish, the lady said, "I don't know, I'm not a fish." Does this seem cruel to anyone else? Of course it hurts, no one gets tatoos because they feel good. They're supposed to be a "novelty Valentine's day present." I think a good ole box of chocolates would do fine...

I guess I don't understand why they can't just find some non permenent paint thats non - toxic or something. But I don't know much about fish, so maybe that doesn't work...
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-06-2007, 09:21 PM
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the color is engraved into their scales. Theres a post about this on the fish forum.

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I can definately see that tattoo hurting the fish.It IS cruel beyond cruel!


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yea, thats deffiantly a horrible thing... I don't understand why anyone would want to do ti!

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Little says love like a tattooed fish

Here is an article about it...

I like what the guy from PETA said. "Nothing says I love you like cruelty to animals."
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How terrible! I have 2 tatoos and they HURT. I won't pretend they didn't. The only things that made it bareable is I knew what was going on and I wanted them. These poor fish don't understand and I am sure they don't want to be tattooed! Just the fact they remove them from the water to do it is horrible. How would they like the air to be removed from their environment? It's just terrible.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 10:14 PM
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i hope everyone that gets them dump their boyfriends for it

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LOL Kendalle.

They actually remove that protective slime from their skin too. A lot of the fish don't make it. The mortality rate is high.

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How would someone even come up with this idea in the first place? And more than that, why would anyone chose to buy something like this knowing the pain and stress that was caused to the helpless animal. I am amazed that any fish survive this torture.

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Thats ridiculous! So cruel... I am not suprised anymore by how cruel humans are!




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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 01:56 PM
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yes its cruel, but why are all of you so worked up over this? you say that giving a fish a tatoo is cruelty and should be stopped but does anyone consider the feelings of thousands of fish as they are stabbed in the mouth with a sharp metal hook then dragged through the water and picked up by it? either to be eaten or to be thrown back in to endure the pain till the wound heals?
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ya i seen this before its stupid..... tatooed fish... people are nuts..... dont want tatooed fish thanks anyhow..... ya know what i mean.....


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I agree with you givemewings and that is a good point you raise. I personally dont agree with fishing and throwing them back!! I also think its ridiculous that we are now tattoing fish and if my hubby bought me one i would ditch him on the spot coz i know how much a tattoo hurts! x

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 10:27 AM
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I am also against "sport fishing".I think it is stupid to catch a fish and then throw it back,this stresses the fish out,as well as harms it.




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Usually 'catch and release' fishing is ordered by law when fish of certain sizes are cought. The theory is that they will recover from the stress and injury of the hook and be able to eventually breed. It's a way to try to maintain the fish population - if all the fish of breeding ages were taken out of the water, you'd have no more fish! And with fishing, you can't choose which fish you catch like you could maybe decide which animal to shoot while hunting.

I'm not trying to debate that the fish gets stressed out or anything like that, just saying that fish and wildlife consider catch and release to be a useful population management tool - and it is a law that some fish have to be released, so the fisherman arn't always releasing the fish because they want to, they're doing it because they have too by law.


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