As reported by the Times of India, a concerned citizen notified People for Animals (PFA), an organization focused on improving animal cruelty laws and awareness, about her shocking discovery at RR Aqua Pets. A PFA official along with local police rescued the goldfish from the pet shop. The pet shop owner was taken down to the police station and released with a warning since this was the first offense.
Over the years, we’ve seen disturbing trends from dyeing fish to tattooing fish in order to sell these novelty fish at a premium price. Fish piercings is on a whole other level of cruel. If you find a LFS doing anything of the sort (heaven forbid!), report it to your local animal welfare organization or let Advanced Aquarist know. We have no problem publicly shaming these people.