What to do about disgusting LFS

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  1. verniedlx

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    So,

    There is this LFS pretty close to where I stay and when I visited them I was completely shocked by what I saw.

    The tanks are dirty, rusting, half the stock seems sickly and tot op it off when I was there they just landed new stock and during unpacking the fish simply get chucked from a distance of 2m in to the various tanks, still in the bags they got shipped in. You could clearly hear him say "Ag just chuck them anywhere, and don't let my mother see"

    I was absolutely disgusted, in fact I still am :-(
     
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    :eek: Dude, I am sure you can report them to the SPCA, I have a friend at the SPCA, just up the road. The problem is you need to catch them in the act, I think. I wonder if anyone knows.
     
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    verniedlx Thread Starter

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    I assumed that that would be the problem.

    This place sells, cats, dogs, birds, fish, reptiles etc. Quite a big shop actually.
     
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    Are they sponsors on MASA?
     
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    No they aren't.
     
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    that is why they are not!

    Just do not support them. Problem is that a lot of other customers did not see it, and will buy those fish that same afternoon or tomorrow.
     
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    Name and shame.
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    Put their name up here so that more of us can become aware of them, eventually they'll get the message. name and shame!!!
     
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    I agree
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    report them to SAPTA, thats what they are supposed to police
     
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    Tell his mother
     
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    Look at MASA rules

    No naming and shaming on public forums. Even for non-sponsors. Those type of threads spiral out of control and are discouraged. We are not a lynch mob.

    Maybe speak to his mom on what you saw and heard.
     
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    If they doing that to the.fish..imagine what they doing to the cats and dogs and bird and must be stopped immediatly!
    THE NO TOLERANCE RULE SHOULD APPLY HERE!
     
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    Another example of why I want to start my own "blog" and have a Site that covers all this unacceptable behaviours..whether it's Park Board or LFS pic's/camera clips...someone really should start a Marine "name and shame" blog
     
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    SAPTA - SA Pet Traders association The South African Pet Traders Association
     
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    Report them. and tell his mom too. seriously not cool
     
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    I agree with Belinda! Sponsors or not, fish and pets should be handled that way and be in such a state. I know LFS also I'm disgusted to think they can come away with keeping marine fish like that, just terrible! And one of them are actually a sponsor and the other isn't.... Those fish are in such small spaces and sick and handled badly. They just care bout there pockets.
     
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    ccwilke Majestic Pets Solutions Sponsor

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    I also know of two LFS the one is also a sponsor and the other one not.There is always disease or dead fish in the one and the other ones water is so dirty....
     
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