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We, the shoppers of the Walmart and Walmart Super Stores across the United States and elsewhere, petition to stop the sale of live fish, as well as any other living creatures for that matter (ie: frogs, crabs).The lack of proper care leads to many fatalities in aquatic and/or semi-aquatic animals. Frogs, betta fish, and crabs are sold in cups that do not have the clean water and space needed for the animal to grow, creating many health problems, and often times leading to death. Fish in overstocked tanks die an unnecessary death of ammonia poisoning, and workers with no prior knowledge as to the care of fish are hired. It's time to take a stand. Stop the cruel, unnecessary treatment and killing of animals in Walmart stores. Boycott walmart's animal department. Let them know that this cruelty is unacceptable, and we will not support it. Sign, be a part of the change.

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Letter to
President & CEO of Walmart Stores/Supercenters USA Eduardo Castro-Wright
Hello. I would just like to express my disappointment in your live fish and aquatics. I see so many dead fish every time I come in that it is very gross. Why sell animals that you cannot care for correctly? The buyer looks to the seller to be the ones who know what they are doing- most of the people working in your fish department are uneducated on any of the specific needs of the fish. It is quite apparent. I would like to please, beg you, to stop selling fish, and any other animal for that matter. They are ill, dying, or dead. If you talk to anyone they will tell you "Don't buy fish from Walmart- they all die." which is quite the truth. I don't know if they are sick from the day you get them, or if your employees make them so, but it is unacceptable. Overstocked tanks are found in every fish store- but yours are just ridiculous and not maintained well at all. Please consider what I have said. Why sell animals that die so fast, and everyone one knows not to buy them from you? Thank you for your time.

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