12-11-2006, 03:15 PM
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The bad part is we do alter ourselves in ways from tanning beds, to hair dye. All in the name of being idfferent or appealing to the opposite sex.
As for the dying fish, is just wrong to think that such a process doesn't harm the fish, after all tanning too often does harm to us. I can't say it is the most henious act in the industry but is certainly one of the top 5.
People will dye fish and inject fish as long as they allow people to do physical alterations to dogs, cats, weasels, rats, birds etc. There has to be a whole hearted change in attitute toward the true form of an animal before any of these practices like cropping tails, pinning ears and clipping wings will change so it will take the same effort to get dyed and injected fish off the market.
I do know that even if my LFS did start to carry these and wouldn't stop upon request I would still buy from them, just not dyed or injected fish. I know, sounds hypocritical but the other option is to buy my fish and supplies from a place that deosn't clean their tanks at all and they are always full of algae, slime and dead fish so my options are a little limited. I guess the lesser of two evils as Walmart isn't even a choice because they are absolutely the worst of the 3.