Care2 petition close to 160,000 signatures for WalMart to stop selling fish

by | Jun 24, 2016 | Advanced Aquarist | 0 comments

Care2 petition close to 160,000 signatures for WalMart to stop selling fish

Unfortunately not an uncommon sight at Walmarts

The Care2 petition to WalMart CEO, Doug McMillon, reads:

Dear Mr. Mcmillon, I urge you to stop selling fish in horrific conditions in Walmart stores. The stores are not equipped to deal with the needs of these animals, and upgrades should be made to improve the living conditions of the animals. The Bettas are stacked on a shelf — the dead among the living that are barely moving. The tiny containers are filthy and don’t have filters. And fish could be stacked one on top of another so the fish at the bottom don’t even get air. If these were the conditions under which puppies or kittens were being sold, Walmart would be shut down and fined for animal cruelty. Why should it be any different just because these are fish? [Your comments here] As someone who cares about animals, I urge you to immediately improve the living conditions of pet fish in all Walmart stores by giving them full tanks with filters and proper care. Sincerely, [Your name here]

Visit Care2 for more information about (or to sign) the petition to stop Walmart from carrying live fish.

  • Leonard Ho

    I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

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