I AM OUTRAGED.
we were at walmart and while my mom was looking at the cat stuff, i was fawning over all the adorable aquarium decorations, wishing we had a big tank with fish again.
then, right next to all of that, were real live beta fish. just on the fucking shelf in plastic tupperware containers, next to the decorations.
some of them were DEAD, most were unmoving and depressed. you can see one had filled his container with either his waste or rotting flesh. i was fucking livid.
THIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ANIMAL ABUSE. the reason why beta fish are so aggressive is NOT fully based on their attitudes. they’re territorial, and beta fish bowls are ALWAYS FUCKING TINY, because people treat them like pretty little decorations. THEY’RE NOT. THEY’RE ANIMALS, AND THEY NEED MORE SPACE. these are UNFILTERED CONTAINERS that don’t even look like they have air. they’ll literally run out of oxygen and die if someone doesn’t buy them and put them in a tiny shitty little bowl.
CAN WE PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. start a petition or a movement or a fuckin riot somewhere demanding that beta fish be treated differently. THESE ARE REAL ANIMALS in these. this is unacceptable and it makes me fucking sick.