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Please Urge Hotel Chain to End Fish Rentals

September 13, 2012
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BACKGROUND

PETA continues to receive complaints about Kimpton Hotels’ “Guppy Love” program, in which fish are rented to guests who are “in need of a little extra color, comfort and companionship—but no extra effort ….” PETA reached out to Kimpton Hotels directly, but to no avail. We need your help now!

Being carted from one room to the next in small bowls is a cruel ordeal for these tiny, defenseless animals, who have no opportunity to escape and who are viewed by the company as expendable commodities. Fish are highly social animals who communicate, form bonds, and grieve when family members and companions die. When kept in captivity, they require a sizable amount of water, climate control, filtration, regular cleaning of aquariums, and ample enrichment.

Please join us in urging Kimpton Hotels to do the right thing and stop using fish as props for the fleeting amusement of guests. And please, spread this alert far and wide!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Click HERE for online webform


SAMPLE COMMENT

I was very disappointed to learn that the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group allows guests of its hotels to rent fish. Many visitors are drawn to your four-star boutique hotels because of the company’s progressive, animal-friendly policies that accompany the upscale accommodations. This is not one of those policies, and I hope that you will eliminate this insensitive program.

Regardless of their size or shape, animals are not trinkets or novelties and shouldn’t be shuffled from room to room or stored on a shelf awaiting the next guest. The journal “Fish and Fisheries” recently cited more than 500 research papers on fish intelligence and concluded that fish are smart animals with sophisticated social structures–they can use tools and have impressive long-term memories. I agree that fish are beautiful, but that does not mean they should be used as decorations. Would you please make your company policies reflect compassion for all animals and stop using fish as decorative props for the fleeting amusement of guests?

Thank you for considering my comments.


yes we are fish,
to live in a dish,
we do not wish.
we are living things.
this must stop.
how would you humans
feel,
if you were
props!!!!!????

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


9 Comments leave one →
  1. lina badham permalink
    September 13, 2012 1:48 pm

    FROM THE LARGEST ANIMAL THE ELEPHANT TO THE SMALLEST A FISH THE HUMAN RACE WILL USE THEM FOR MONETARY GAIN !! WHAT A DISGRACE !!

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  2. September 13, 2012 2:51 pm

    Ive never heard of such a thing, this is beyond exploitation into a whole other relm of misuse and abuse of an animal its disgusting and needs to stop what the hell kind of adult cant make it threw a night alone in a hotel?Gimme a frigging break! email sent and shared in several places thanks Stacey!

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  3. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    September 13, 2012 3:52 pm

    yes we are fish,
    to live in a dish,
    we do not wish.
    we are living things.
    this must stop.
    how would you humans
    feel,
    if you were
    props!!!!!????

    Like

  4. September 13, 2012 4:30 pm

    sent… When will people realize that animals have feelings. I will not patronize any establishment that exploits animals.

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  5. September 14, 2012 5:48 pm

    Done and shared : twitter and on my page . Thank you dear Stacey xx

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