Larger Living Spaces for Betta Fish in Pet Stores
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The Siamese Fighting Fish, also known as the Betta fish is one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby. Large chain pet stores such as Petco and Petsmart keep these beautiful fish enclosed in small, round snap-lock plastic containers where they're barely able to swim around. They are kept out all day, stacked up on shelves with no filtration, heating, or even room to swim around. This is where they remain, living in their own waste until they're purchased. This leaves them susceptible to disease and death before they even live long enough to see better conditions in a tank.
It is not acceptable. It is not just.
Please, I urge you to share and sign this petition if you think that Petco and Petsmart should start having larger housing containers manufactured for Bettas or put them in tanks so that these beautiful fish will no longer have to suffer from such deplorable living conditions. The first step is ensuring a larger container and volume of water for them to live in. Even 1 gallon of water would make a huge difference. This is not the whole solution, but it is the first step to ensuring them the better quality of life that they deserve.
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