Originally Posted by Coursair
Just a thought. Every fish you "save" from bad conditions puts money in that store's pocket AND encourages them to just get more.
If more people asked for a manager and explained they would not be shopping at their store due to this abuse, AND wrote Corporate AND shamed the stores on social media...if enough people did that and voted with their money. THEN things might change.
I do understand. I've "rescued" from stores myself. But in my case, I told them the fish should be free. I was not going to pay for something about to die. But I would take it off their hands.
Very, very good points! It's not as bad as it could be in our store, because we clean the betta cups so often, but still. The thing that drives me crazy is the display of "betta tanks" - 1 gal
or less. NEVER more than three gallons. Gah! I encourage all the customers who comment on it to write to corporate.
I had a lady come in once very upset about the African dwarf frogs...she didn't want to believe me that they were fully aquatic. I wrote her their (and my) name down on a sticky note and encouraged her to research them and report me if I told her false. She apologized for being "crazy" but I told her "NO, do NOT apologize for caring" I wanted to hug her...I love people that care. People need to make more noise!
And on the topic of adoptions - at least the chain I work for WILL adopt out fish for free. Again...make a little noise! They don't WANT to give you the fish for free, and you may have to wait for a manager to approve it, but if you make a valid case, you can save a sad fish without rewarding the company with money.