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Old 10-21-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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Walmart Rescue

I know now that I absolutely can NOT go into the fish section at walmart. I rescued another betta. There was one that was dead already in one filthy cup, and another one well on its way. The water was yellow and there were pieces of his fins floating around in there with him. I couln't leave him there to die. So I brought him home. He is in really bad shape but still pretty active. He will reside temporarily in the 2 gallon hex thing that I have. If he makes it through the night, I will post pics. Everyone cross your fingers!
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Good job Meredith. Let us know.
It's amazing how different some places are. I have not been to our Wal-Mart's fish section, but our PetCo isn't all that bad as far as healthy fish are concerned. From what I have read here it may be the only one.
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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Don't the US have some form of agency you can complain to? I know I'd get the council onto any shop that kept their fish in that kind of state.
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Old 10-21-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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I wrote a letter to walmart once, but I never got a response. I am going to do it again, but this time I will be sending pictures.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:12 PM   #5
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where is P.E.T.A when u need them?
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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Thats awesome! Kudos to you for the rescue! (even if its an "attempt")

You have a good heart!
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Good for you! Fortunately our local walmart does look after their fish.
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:09 PM   #8
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OUR WAL-MART kills fish like a hobby.. then they sell what they don't kill to people like me who are too tired to drive 100 miles to the big city to get good fish.. I bought 2 plecos small 3 weeks ago.. They both died in 4 days and infected my whole 55 gallon tank.. Took 2 weeks to recover and only lost one guppy, but she was a breeder.. Wal-mart sucks..they seriously put 150-200 small fish in one 10 gallon sale tank.. then when one gets sick, all 200 get sick and all 200 die.. all but maybe two then they sell those two.. TO ME>> and then they die.. b*st*ds.... I wish someone would put Wal-mart ceo's in a fishtank with 199 of their best friends all with deadly diseases for two weeks to see if they survive.. please call peta.. Oh, and the latest travesty, they put aggressive fish in with neon tetras, and all the other tiny defenseless fish. When I worked at the pet store 2 years ago.. we put one kind of fish per tank.. just in case.. and all the sick fish, got their own tanks.. we went thru many $$$ trying to keep and sell happy healthly fish.. He was what you call a GOOD LFS.. and now he's out of business cause of Wal-mart, the fish killers.. again call peta..
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Quote: I wish someone would put Wal-mart ceo's in a fishtank with 199 of their best friends


I doubt he has 199 friends. Maybe for money!
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where is P.E.T.A when u need them?
Out protesting local KFC's for not treating chickens "humanely" before killing and deep frying them. Good cause don't ya think?

My Walmart is a death machine for fishies. It's the sickest saddest thing I've ever seen.....100 little kids standing around enjoying watching the pleco devour the carcasses of all the fish that died in their tank. 8O

It would suit me just fine if WM stopped selling fish altogether. If anyone is as old as me and can remember, WM used to also sell birds, hamster, mice and guines pigs.........but they quit doing that. Someone needs to stop them from selling anything alive.......seriously!
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