Thanks a lot guys. I will be sure to share any and all responses with you. While I am a Peta members I do not support much of what they do (the your mommy kills bunnies campaign, some of the KFC stuff went overboard, and there are various others) but like I said before they have accomplished some good. Like you said Brian extremist actions soon emerge from activism - in the case with the ELF for example they went from a non-violent movement that was verbally protesting in favor of the enviroment. They than became a violent organization that was destroying homes, etc - etc.
As for responses from Peta so far they have sent me two automated responses one saying thanks for your comments and the other saying if you have an animal emergency call here. If I dont hear a response with some substance soon I am going to call Peta personally and read them my letter or discuss with them some issues. Peta has a way of getting in the face of some of the issues they are against and if they have thier sight set on the aquarium hobby its hard to say where they will go with it.
My hope is that if they are a sincere organization they will listen to what people have to say and understand that while there are negative impacts in the hobby (bad fish stores, irresonsible people, poor collection methods, etc) there are many many hobbyists who take a huge responsible stand with thier home aquariums, so much that it becomes a lifestyle. Just look here at AA for an example of that. The advisors, members, and everyone have taken a responsible initiative to do things right - otherwise we wouldnt be here. I want Peta to recognize that before they go out bashing our hobby and bad mouthing the hobbyists.