Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Latest Sick Designer Pet: Tattooed Fish

CNN is reporting that a NY pet store is selling tattooed fish, imported from Singapore. They look like the ones in this clip, tattooed with polka dots, hearts, or in some cases, injected with dye. According to CNN and the SPCA this is not illegal and therefore can't be stopped. It's bad enough to breed fish in captivity to live a life in captivity, but to tattoo them? How cruel. No doubt someone will think this is "cool" and the latest "designer pet." But I wonder how long the fish has to be out of water to endure the tattoo. Research strongly suggests fish can feel pain. These fish have no way to know what's happening to them - senseless cruelty. It's revolting what people think of to do to animals.

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