11-19-2007, 10:59 AM
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With regards to Lupins statement about putting in complaints about fish stores that treat their fish very badly:
There is a store in Glasgow called Boyd's Aquarium. I stay away from it for the reason I mentioned earlier however on the odd acoaasion I have went in I have found the cnditions to be terrible. Both Kateyoup and I have put in numerous complaints to the environmental health division of the council. Kate has said to me in the past that following one complaint the store did receive a visit from them and they cleaned up their act a bit for a short time before going back to as bad as ever. This was before I had ever visited the store. None of my complaints have been followed up and Kate's subsequent complaints have not been followed up either.
I expect complaints will be dealt with a bit differently depending on where you live as it will obviously be a different council addressing the complaints so it may still be worth your while filing one if you see fit however the best I can do about this particular store seems to be to never buy from it and to discourage anyone in my area from buying from it as well.
As I said I stay away so I do not feel so bad for the fish but the best thing you can do when it comes to these stors, like Lupin said, is not to give them your money. It seems a bit cruel on the fish that have been unfortunate enough to end up there but buying from them only keps their business alive and allows them to keep on treating the fish as they do. If enough people do this (and I realise that this is so unlikely that enough people will do this) then they will be forced either to clean up their act for the sake of business if not the fish, or to close down.