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Old 10-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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First the tattoos now this?

I'm not usually one to rant and rave on the off-topic but this just kind of upset me. I was surfing through Monsterfishkeepers and came across an article about fish piercing. Seems many were upset over this topic and I can see why. Apparently dying and tattooing fish isn't enough for people anymore, the new fad for fish is to pierce them!

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Why can't people just be satisfied with the natural beauty that fish have? Why is there a need to change that? Not to mention the health hazards for the species as well as the human performing said cruelty.
This is just wrong.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Humans are really not my favorite species.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Poor fish. By far the worst case of fish cruelty I've seen.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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My first reaction is disgust, but then I'm left in a conundrum. I feel like a hypocrite for being so appalled by a fish piercing yet totally fine with the fish themselves. These bulbous, bulky, and misshapen goldfish are a far cry from their natural counterparts, but since they are so common in the industry we often overlook the 'original' balloon fish.

So breeding deformities into fish lines may be a bit different than putting some metal in it's face, but there are a lot of similarities there as well. *shrug*
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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It looks painful.
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Just something else to get attention and try to be cool. I don't do tats or piercings but anyone who wants to do that to themselves ... knock yourselves out. But to do it to an animal? That should be a felony.
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My first reaction is disgust, but then I'm left in a conundrum. I feel like a hypocrite for being so appalled by a fish piercing yet totally fine with the fish themselves. These bulbous, bulky, and misshapen goldfish are a far cry from their natural counterparts, but since they are so common in the industry we often overlook the 'original' balloon fish.

So breeding deformities into fish lines may be a bit different than putting some metal in it's face, but there are a lot of similarities there as well. *shrug*
This is very true and well said, I kinda figured you would be armed with a reply such as that lol was almost anticipating your reply David.
It just kind of took me off guard seeing the piercings though, I never thought that people would evolve to the level of piercing their pets. Who in the world would actually take the time and effort to pierce a fish?
Not my thing I guess.
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This is a nightmare.
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Overtime, wouldn't the metal rust!?!
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Stainless steel, same idea when someone gets their tongue pierced it doesn't rust. But my thought is that other fish would pick at it thinking its food.
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