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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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You think a betta in a cup is bad....

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/03/18/...-chain-charms/

This is just disgusting!! These poor turtles and fish and newts / salamanders!! If I ever saw anyone carrying one of these around I would personally rip it away from them and free these guys. And to think its a keychain. Imagine how they feel bouncing around.
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That's so sad... how are they supposed to stay alive???

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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I did not just see that... I will punch the ignorant person I see with one of these!!!

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I think the turtle one is the worst. They are very messy and I can see them being the first ones to die. I don't think there's a way to feed them or change their water. They just slowly starve to death just like the shrimp in the ecosphere, but just a lot faster.
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How long till co2 becomes lethal? What's in the water?
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At first I thought that's in silicon gel, or some sort of preservative...

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Even though red ear sliders are over populated this makes me sad. We really have become so hostile towards nature
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Thats insane, The creator/ designer should be stuck in a "bag with water inside that has special nutrients that keep the animal occupant alive for months"

Poor, poor little creatures
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This is awful, I just now read this and it's sickening to think people would do something like this all in the name of what they consider fashion. That's horrible to think those little innocent fish, turtles, etc are being treated like this. Someone should smack the person who came up with the idea and the people who support this. It's depressing to read stuff like this. Hope someone does something about this soon!!! It makes me really angry...
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You think a betta in a cup is bad....

This is sickening but I also understand that they have a different culture. Many countries still hunt whales even though its illegal in many other countries. It's all about the culture.


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as disgusting as this is, it makes me wonder how long they can really live. if they can survive for any length of time in those little pouches, i want some of that stuff they use next time i ship fish...
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Despicable and just plain wrong!!!

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I try to respect other cultures and beliefs, but there really should be some base values constant across all humanity.

I'd also imagine the Buddhist Chinese are not happy about this, and would say it serves karma for people who participate in this to be reincarnated as an animal... in a keychain.
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post #14 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 09:34 AM
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in society today, seeing such acts just makes being nonjudgemental that much more difficult.

What you can do is not support these products and they wont be popular and be sold at your local petco/petsmart...

IMHO this is just viewed just as those chopping down the trees in the rainforests that generate most of the oxygen for our planet in order to "make a living". There are those that try to exploit others to make a living, and those that are producers that give back.

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Wow. im usually not to phased when Im reading about fish and small jars and bad owners, but this has really made me sick to my stomach. That is sososososo terrible...could they of at least used beatles or something?
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