Betta Beauty Confined; An End to Blind ❌Animal Cruelty❌

Betta Beauty Confined; An End to Blind ❌Animal Cruelty❌

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Josh Ferris started this petition to Petco and

INTRODUCTION❌

Ethics change let’s change with it. Every time you step into a Petco or PetSmart and you catch a glance of the dulled beauty that is a betta, an intelligent emotional attached animal, that has been confined to a 5 inch plastic cup, we all have the same thoughts. First we shorty admire the beauty, we stare back at a barely life filled fish. Then we slowly but surely start to think how unfair it is to be stuck in no more than a cup of water on a shelf. But emotions and thoughts are just that if action is not taken. Here is your chance. 

INFORMATION ❌

So why? What makes the way these fish are handled so bad? There has been extensive research into answering just that ! Well known sources like National Geographic, PETA ,and many others have explored and broken apart the betta world. According to Kristin Hugo with National Geographic and the help of outside research ,fish are capable of being happy and unhappy. And what makes a betta happy? Almost the exact opposite of what they are experiencing. They NEED a regularly cleaned Aquarium with temperatures between 76 and 82° .Along with filtration and the need for stimulus ( stimulus being plants and objects). So why place them in oxygen-less room temperature water? Because it is something that is unchecked and ignored by the people. ( articles can be found below) . Even on Petco and Petsmart’s care tips for bettas they say they need these things but deprive them of it in the store!

WHAT CAN BE DONE?❌

Many things can be done when it comes to taking action against animal injustice. The problem ultimately lies with the supplier, that being the supplier of the bigger pet stores, Petco and Petsmart (Segrest Farms being a big supplier). Although baby steps are needed to change an outdated system. Bringing an end to the miss treatment of these animals being sold in these conditions will help set the groundwork for deep rooted change. There are many better options that are extremely possible ,reasonable and reachable. Setting aside a wall of tanks ( sectioned off with non clear screens or the tanks just being smaller in size) can help reduce complications and wrong treatment. Female bettas can even live with other females bettas and can be placed in full tanks , along with that, male bettas can be with other fish that are non bettas in tanks as long as they are compatible. But there are still many other alternatives! This issue isn’t that it can’t be done , it’s that big animal supply chains aren’t implementing or taking action against it , but we have the power to change that ! Let’s start by showing how many believe in the fight!

https://headlines.peta.org/petco-betta-fish/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/animals/2018/10/betta-fish-pet-stores-care-mistreatment-news

https://www.peta.org/students/missions/petco-betta-abuse/

https://bettafish.org/care/  

Below is where you can contact Petco/pet smart directly (all information) ❌

https://petco.pissedconsumer.com/customer-service.html

https://petsmart.pissedconsumer.com/customer-service.html

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