I wonder if Aquarists can have representation in ways that actually affect everyone, you know? You know how there are animal rights activists staging protests against department stores who sell whatever those interest groups thinks is against their belief?
We should stage something like that for Petco. I have never seen a petco that treated fish humanely. I am not even talking about some Wal Marts yet that have fresh water fish that are swimming in their graves.
In terms of asking questions to LFS
employees, you know it's kinda like asking a Chevrolet Dealership Salesman "Is your Chevy Tahoe fuel efficient compared to others in its class?". Ofcourse you're gonna get a yes and then some.
Don't ask salesmen (LFS
employees) questions relating to ethics and humanely-related questions. With that said, there are responsible LFSs out there. Rick's Fish and Pets in Frederick, MD, for example, is one. When I was there, buying an Orbit PC
light, there was this guy who drives an Escalade asking information about the Blue Hippo Tang.
He said "I have a 75G tank and I want to know how much this Dori is". Rick went "No problem, for now, it's not for sale for you. But you can come back to me when you have 180G saltwater tank. Would you like some perculas instead". That's when I said "This guy is the person to ask, period".