Just a quick point on the above quote. And it should be noted that I'm not exactly sure if I'm agreeing with Hara or not, but ...
I think you absolutely can go both ways and think there are many of us in the hobby that do go both ways. We strive to limit the impact on the environment as much as we can and still enjoy the hobby.
I for one will always seek out CB when possible. In addition to better survival rates, which help me, the fish and the evironment (since I don't need to replace as often), I also feel better knowing I have not impacted a wild habitat. However, I will not say that nothing in my tank will ever be WC
. I may choose to get a fish that is not available CB and will have to WC
, because I want to. However, by supporting LFS
and suppliers that follow appropriate guidelines and laws and harvest in a responsible manner we are least lessening the negative impact. This is my opinion and the way I choose to practice the hobby.
WE IMPACT THE PLANET. There is no way around it. If we lessen it and be responsible, it's helpful.