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Old 01-26-2014, 11:43 PM   #1
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How to call to report a store I California

Went to a lfs today that I have never been to we are looking at the fish and several tanks have fish with no fins the angels and tin foil barbs I was like what the heck.. I see an employee and ask and she says oh there are too many in the tanks and the tin foils have been here a while. I have never ever seen anything like it. It really got to me . So who do I call to report this store and will something be done about it?
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There's not really anything you can do. Legally fish aren't looked at as having animal rights so they won't press charges for animal cruelty. The only thing you can do is try to talk to the owner of the shop and stop spending money there if they aren't willing to change.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:12 AM   #3
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When an animal is being mistreated the ASPCA is always a safe bet.
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If Walmart can get away with dead fish all over the place and mixing goldfish and chiclids, I'm sorry but I don't think anyone could really do anything about it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:25 AM   #5
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Went to a lfs today that I have never been to we r looking at the fish and several tanks have fish with no fins the angels and tin foil barbs I was like what the heck.. I see an employee and ask and she says oh there r too many in the tanks and the tin foils have been here a while. I have never ever seen anything like it. It really got to me . So who do I call to report this store and will something be done about it?

I have reported lfs to the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Protection and Care of Animals). They followed up my complaint but said that they can only check in particular issues. I am in Australia. I think you are in North America - there must be somewhere you can report the issue to.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:30 AM   #6
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Sorry - you did say California in the title!

I meant to say also that down here the RSPCA looks at shelter, food/water and injuries. If the issues don't fall into any of these categories, they can't don anything about it (legislation weaknesses).
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Thanks guys it was so sad to see.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:16 PM   #8
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At quebec, we have a store called "Animalerie Dyno", they throw full buck of dead fish per days.

They got a penality of 1500$ for dog crualty only... Most of their dogs are dehydrated, because the water is not change often enough. Some dogs doesn't react to movement, as they are too damaged.
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That is so sad
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Sadly fish are not thought of as highly as other pets. I watch animal cops on animal plantet all the time and they resuce lizards, snakes, birds, ferrets, rats, and other pets but NEVER fish.
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