I don't even know if it's worth talking to you about what I'm trying to say.
But I have nothing better to do so I suppose I'll just touch on a few points.
One, it's a bit sad that you have to belittle something I feel strongly about. It's upsetting that you just completely disregard what I had to say, because it's about a 'Goldfish
'. It seems all the animals I care for are 'disposable'.
I've spent over 8 years of my life working with wildlife rehabilitation, and I see what people are capable of. We got baby raccoons come in once, because the mother got killed by a guy who hit her over the head with a 2x4 pipe thinking she had rabies. She didn't. I got a ferret once that had been kept outside in a wire 1'x1' cage. Ferrets should weigh about 5 pounds, he barely weighed one.
Yet I'm sure as you read over this, you rolled your eyes and said 'It's just a flipping raccoon/ferret.' To me, it's not.
If you walked in to a pet store full of dead/dying dogs, I imagine you'd set up a bit of a ruckus. To me, any animal is worth that effort. It doesn't matter if they are sentient or not to me, but rather the fact that they are living animals. They do feel pain, they feel stress. They are alive. And to subject them to such poor conditions, and to not offer proper information about these fish should be considered illegal, and who is that going to hurt? Why would that be a problem? It would weed out poor store owners and repair the ecosystem. (Less people buying fish without info, fish gets too large, fish gets put into river/lake, eats all the food and all the other fish die. For example.)
To say that this cause is less important than another is ridiculous.
To even bring in pitbulls/guns/ whatever is a whole different ballpark that I won't even touch on, because that will just spark something else.
Also, releasing/using Goldfish
as bait in my state is illegal and subject to fine, because ones released in the wild have destroyed a lot of our ecosystem. Just to put that out there.