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Old 03-07-2006, 09:14 AM   #11
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As of this morning she is still planning on having the center pieces. Some people you just can't teach.
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well if you think about it this way.. the bettas sit in a pet shop in about a cup of water in little plastic bowls. At least she is putting them in a larger vase and some of them may have decent homes afterwards. At least she's not putting goldfish in the centerpiece, at least the betta's can breath air!
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Yeah but what about the loud music from the DJ, flashing lights, table shaking, and individuals who think it is "fun" to play with the fish. One poster mentioned that her cousin did it and some immature individuals put salt and beer in the vases. The rest of them she flushed.
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Yeah but what about the loud music from the DJ, flashing lights, table shaking, and individuals who think it is "fun" to play with the fish. One poster mentioned that her cousin did it and some immature individuals put salt and beer in the vases. The rest of them she flushed.
thats sad
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I'm going to say my opinion openly and truthfully and leave it at that.
you can't live life with "what ifs"
what if someone puts beer or salt in it? What if they all get good homes and live happily ever after in a lovely little fairy tale land with green pastures and lovely little furry animals bouncing around?
have you ever put your ear up to the side of your fish tank and listened to the noise your fish have to put up with? pumps, filters, air pumps. something tells me that some bassy music and some doof doof doof won't make to much difference. How many weddings have the tables right next to the speakers from the dj?

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One poster mentioned that her cousin did it and some immature individuals put salt and beer in the vases. The rest of them she flushed.
Note "One poster", so maybe thats just the way they deal with things? good for them.
poor fish, but good for them.
Should we all stop eating fish and animals because one person thinks slaughtering them is barbaric?

6 or 7 small goldfish would live quite happily in 10gallon space for a few hours provided enough air. sounds like a great idea.
I think Ashley is exactly right with the bettas. Can't be any worse then having to live in a glass in a lfs for your lifetime.

Sure you might think using fish as a centrepiece is sad.
What I think is sadder is ridiculing someones creativity and wishes, to make there wedding day the best they can/want. which is what they deserve.

At the risk of being hypocritical, I do love this site dearly, but for a multi-national/cultural site, people sure pass bad judgement about others very quickly.
Have a think about it, I think it's a tad immature, don't you?

Thats all I have to say about this matter, see you in a happier post.

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did my post not get posted due to an outage? (not sure on who's side)
or was it deleted and further re-assuring my opinion?

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Sure you might think using fish as a centrepiece is sad.
What I think is sadder is ridiculing someones creativity and wishes, to make there wedding day the best they can/want. which is what they deserve.

At the risk of being hypocritical, I do love this site dearly, but for a multi-national/cultural site, people sure pass bad judgement about others very quickly.
Have a think about it, I think it's a tad immature, don't you?

Thats all I have to say about this matter, see you in a happier post.

Disappointed regards,
I have no idea what brought this on but everyone is entitled to their opinions. People will feel affected by what is percieved as an intentional inhumane act.

Let's try to keep things in perspective.
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yep turns out it was an outage on my side, maintanence to work server, cheers.

keyword "percieved".
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There is also a Church who does this annual "treasure hunt" throughout the city with teams of teenagers. One of the things they have to bring back to the church on their hunt is a fish, because it was God's food, or something. I "hear" from the kids that when they get back to the church, someone has to eat the fish in order to symbolize taking food that was a gift from God.
That disturbs me alot. I can see the symbolisum in it all but there are much better ways of doing this. How bout having the treasure hunt have them get a small amount of fish from a grocery store and then prepair this when they return to eat vs getting a live fish to either kill just prior to or force a youth to eat the fish alive.
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Defekt...I understand some people may take the bettas home and properly care for them. The ratio of which bettas are cared for or which bettas die horribly is unknown, but it is the fact that these helpless animals are subjected to those odds that upsets me.
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