Betta Splendens Non-Cruelty sign now

Betta Splendens are typically not treated with the same care as other fish or animals in pet stores are. Instead, they're simply neglected and left to die if not purchased. They are placed in small, often half-filled cups, which are not given changes of fresh water, leaving the fish to swim in its own waste products. This leaves the fish vulnerable to diseases and in worst cases the conditions actually lead to the death of the fish. Buyers who purchase these fish are left with short-lived pets, only to return and purchase more. This begs the question of whether the stores are aware of their wrongdoing and intentionally lead consumers to believe that the fish actually enjoy these conditions, with the intention of forcing them to buy fish more frequently, when with proper care they should live for several years. Or, we could instead be left with the assumption that corporations and store keepers truly don't know enough about the animal that they're selling and believe it is safe under these conditions.

The extreme mistreatment and intolerable abuse of these fish, for whatever motive or lack of understanding, is sickening, appalling, and unacceptable yet is widely accepted by those who purchase fish from these stores. This petition seeks to spread awareness of this practice to those who do not know or understand, and also to move towards correcting those who continue to abuse these living creatures.

Active petitioners may take such actions upon themselves as spreading flyers with correct and verified information to their local pet stores and fish shops to arm the staff with information, as well as providing handouts for customers to take home with their new fish. Petitioners might also send letters to managers of chain stores, business owners or executives, and others in positions of power who could make a difference in the way their living merchandise is handled.

To reach an acceptable and tolerable resolution to this problem in as many problem areas as possible, this petition seeks the attention of organization who can help the petitioners to mobilize the effort and disable misinformation while promoting better practices, saving the lives of fish.

Let's put the fight back in the Siamese Fighting fish.

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  • 06 December 2015850. Elspeth O
    Your It is inhumane and cruel to keep betta fish in tiny cups. These pet store owners can spend the extra money to house these fish in larger containers. I have complained to many pet and aquarium store owners/managers about this! Your Country, State Wis
  • 06 December 2015849. Ben M
    Your Cruel. Your Country, State Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 04 December 2015848. Sarah Inezb
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015847. Roger L
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015846. Susanne S
    Your The practices of many pet stores that carry Bettas reflect the extremes of choosing a quick buck over humane treatment of their fish (and in many cases their animals!). There are so many choices that these establishments could make over the Betta cu
  • 29 November 2015845. E M
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015844. Jessica P
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 2015843. Emily L
    Your That is horrible what is being done to them. I love my bettas. Your Country, State United States, Texas
  • 19 November 2015842. Cynthia Sc
    Your something must be done; it is just not right Your Country, State CA, USA
  • 17 November 2015841. Steven S
    Your Solo hablo espaсol =) Your Country, State Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • 13 November 2015840. Robin Am
    Your I hope that education will eliminate the deaths of hapless fish who are advertised and promoted as "can live in a washed out pickle jar". Nothing is further from the truth. Bettas kept in Lily Vases, Betta displayed in filthy little cups, all are to
  • 13 November 2015839. Victoria S
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 2015838. Hiroki Tucker
    Your I support the petition Your Country, State Japan Your website address <a href="" target="_new"></a>
  • 29 October 2015837. Judi W
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015836. Maria Pazc
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015835. Aliz N
    Your I am so happy to see that finally someone is doing something against this cruelty!!!Bettas deserve a real fish life too!!! Your Country, State Canada
  • 13 October 2015834. Karen T
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2015833. Tina J
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2015832. Gina G
    Your All animals should be treated humanly, whether they are elephants or betta fish. Your Country, State USA, Austin
  • 08 October 2015831. Baden Horne
    Your Disgusting. These guys deserve so much better. Your Country, State NSW, Aust
  • 06 October 2015830. Lauren Hopkins
    Your shame shame shame Your Country, State australia Your website name halfmoonhaven
  • 03 October 2015829. Doreen Pierce
    Your Just because something is small does not mean it's okay to abuse it. This has to stop.
  • 29 September 2015828. Patricia Singingbirdc
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2015827. Steve D
    Your В Your Country, State Canada, Ontario Your website name В Your website address В
  • 28 September 2015826. Blayre S
    Your В Your Country, State В Your website name В Your website address В
  • 27 September 2015825. Ally Duarte
    I support this petition
  • 20 September 2015824. Ryan W
    Your I love my 3 bettas, but the stores they came from did not know a thing and were very inhumane about taking care of fish, particularly PJ's Pets and Petcetera. PETsMART was very good about taking care of their bettas. Your Country, State Canada, Albe

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