Tattooed fish? Really?
I went to my LFS
this afternoon and couldn't help but notice these beautiful, brilliantly white Balloon Mollies. Then, I noticed several with colorful polka-dots, a few with pink and blue hearts glaring off the side of their body and at least two with the word "Love" written on their sides. What the F#@%. I've seen pictures before and have read articles about it. But this was happening in China and other far away places. This is the first I've seen them sold in a local store and I visit a lot of aquarium stores in my area.
Have we gone insane? I can't say I've ever peered into my display tank and said, "ya know, that fish would look great with "Mom" tattooed on him." Although, who was the first person that saw the lobster and said "bet ya that would taste great with drawn butter." Anyway...
Putting the fish under and injecting ink into them just seems cruel. Wheres PETA? I would put money down that if i shaved my cat and tattooed the Tasmanian Devil on his ***, I would be in court for animal cruelty but a fish, sure what ever, do what you want.
Well, I just wanted to rant. Anyone wanna add to this, great. Would love to hear other members views.