Please protest Walmart’s sale of Siamese Fighting Fish
WHOM TO CONTACT
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2. Near the bottom under Walmart.com, select Other Questions About the Website
3.Click Email Walmart.com
4. Select either choice under Please help me with
5. Enter letter and other data, hit Submit
6. When pop-up box appears, select Submit my question
Dear Walmart Representative,
I was shocked to learn that Walmart sells live Siamese Fighting Fish, and I am respectfully requesting you discontinue. Please allow me to elaborate. Animals are sentient creatures with the capacity to experience complex emotions; being subjected to noisy environments, loud noises, bright lights, and continuous interference from unconcerned and curious consumers causes untold suffering, including confusion, pain, and fear. Furthermore, these fish are held in very small plastic containers with barely enough water to cover them and no oxygenation or temperature control.
Every year, countless people give in to temptation and purchase wild or exotic animals on a whim as “pets”, but very few have the knowledge required to meet the animals’ specialized husbandry needs or the inclination to commit to the years-long responsibility of caring for them. Peddled as cheap trinkets, confined to small “habitats”, roughly handled, fed improper diets, and forgotten when the novelty wears off, these animals are doomed from the moment that they are born on farms where profit dictates actions.
With so many harmless products to offer consumers, Walmart could make a profit without causing suffering, but as long as you continue to unnecessarily capitalize on the suffering of animals, I will not financially support you and will share this alert by informing family, friends, and members of online communities.
Please make both the ethical and financially-responsible decision to discontinue selling Siamese Fighting Fish immediately: join an increasing body of corporations who are listening to a concerned and attentive consumer population who refuse to be complicit in the inherently cruel industry of animal commerce.
Thank you for taking the time to read this important appeal.
bettas or siamese fighting fish
are often abused,
made to fight each other,
so cruelly misused.
to sell them is to perhaps
resign them to a fate.
that you, yourselves,
would surely hate!!!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson