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Old 06-09-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Aquarists - Please unite!

I saw this on another aquarium forum site, and I could not believe my eyes. I am hoping that all aquarium forums and aquarists alike will unite and send an e-mail or do whatever else we can to try and stop this woman from selling these:

http://www.bubblegear.8k.com/catalog.html

IMO, it is a heinous act of animal abuse, and I can't understand why anyone would make or buy these!

Please share this with other aquarists!
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I am not sure why you would want a dead beta bag.. Seem crazy to me...
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must be aiming for the same person who'll keep them in the little cup lfs insist on selling them in? thats terrible
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OK, Lori...I agree with you 100%. What do you suggest? Do you think sending email to this person might have an effect? Aquarists aren't going to be the people who will want to buy this sort of thing. Whatever you want to do about it...count me in...I'll help in any way I can.
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I have no idea what to do...

My first thought, is writing a letter to the ASPCA or other animals rights organizations to see if they can help. As far as I know, there are currently no animals rights laws for fish...maybe we can help set a precedent here...

Anyone else have any suggestions?
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8O I'm sure the creator of those things didn't put too much thought into what it'd be like to be put in a little plastic container and taken on a rollercoaster ride all day. Every day.
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Just when you thought you had seen it all..... I am sure this person thinks they have just the most clever idea in the world, and they have not a clue. Why not use a fake fish?

Does anyone recall back in the 70's the acrylic platform shoes (I was just a child then, so forgive me if I have it wrong... ) that had things inside them, and I really wanna say there were some with fish in them. They were probably fake, but this reminds me of it.

I am all for taking measures to stop this handbag from being widely distributed, and am very hopeful that there will be few who would be interested in purchasing it, especially at that price. PETA might like to hear about it.
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i remember the guy in the movie, "i'm gonna get you, sucka" who had platforms with goldfish in them. i always thought it was just a joke.

i sent them an email, but they'll probably just delete it.
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hmm. another threat letter? imo its all pretty cool except the bag 8P
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PETA just got an email from me and I suggest that everyone who reads this take a moment and send them one as well. I have no idea if they care one way or the other about fish, but the more they hear about this, the more likely they will be to do something about it.
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