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Old 06-08-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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A "facepalm" moment

So my church is having vbs and they told the students that if they bring enough friends then one of the workers will eat a live goldfish (the number depends on the amount of guest). So I keep thinking about the fact that they bought 3 goldfish from a filthy nasty pet store (probably petsmart) and is going to eat it. Do they not realize what those fish carry? If it happens to have fish TB it could kill a person! And goldfish are poop machines!
Then to make it worse they are awaiting their doom in a tiny bowl that is already cloudy and nobody is changing it! AHHHH!!!!
Oh and another thought I just had. If the kids dont bring enough guest who has a pond for the goldfish?!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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That's.. somewhat horrible. Eating a live goldfish doesn't seem like the nicest thing someone could do for a fish.. and you're right.. it's probably not healthy. At all..
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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Yuck!
That's horrible
You should tell them that the fish need a pond and can carry diseases that can kill people
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I enjoy sushi too much to have an issue with this.
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I enjoy sushi too much to have an issue with this.
I like a good piece of sushi every now and then, but that's prepared and sanitized, and NOT alive.. or from dirty water.
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I enjoy sushi too much to have an issue with this.
Its a bit different. Clean already dead sushi versus live nasty disease ridden pet store goldfish....
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:50 AM   #7
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Its a bit different. Clean already dead sushi versus live nasty disease ridden pet store goldfish....
Eh, sort of.

First, you'd have to assume that sushi is somehow 'cleaner' than a fish from an aquarium. How is sushi 'sanitized' exactly?

Sushi is made with all different kinds of aquatic life so there's really no way to say how 'clean' it is in a general sense. And with spoilage concerns in mind, a live fish is safer than a dead one.

We don't know the condition of the fish or even exactly where they are coming from, so it's just speculation. There could be a debate on whether petsmart or whatever pet store really has disease infested dirty water tanks or not also. How do you know they have diseases? Disease ridden fish don't usually live long, and these businesses (for the most part) are not going to sit and let their stock die constantly because of disease. They pay for this stuff to sell it, so its like product in the trash can.

I've worked with and been in many many many LFS and while I've seen my share of atrocities, they tend not to be the chain ones. Even if it were, does it make it any better if they get them from a well maintained LFS instead?


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I think it's a fratboy-esque thing to do by your church group, maybe you could voice your concerns and see if they'll do some other stunt? I hope you channel the frustration into that because it might have a positive result.
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Eating a live animal seems incredibly unholy...
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Eating a live animal seems incredibly unholy...
+1 what modern religious institute will use eating something love as a way to attract more people? -_-
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Yeah.. isn't it against most religion? Whatever happened to "love all creations and life" etc..?
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