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Pet shop sold goldfish with "nose" rings

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 31, 2016 09:00 AM
An animal welfare organization received one of the strangest reports of animal cruelty this month. A pet shop in Rajarajeswari Nagar, India, was selling goldfish with pierced snout rings!
Pet shop sold goldfish with "nose" rings

Fish with nose rings rescued by PFA India.

As reported by the Times of India, a concerned citizen notified People for Animals (PFA), an organization focused on improving animal cruelty laws and awareness, about her shocking discovery at RR Aqua Pets.  A PFA official along with local police rescued the goldfish from the pet shop.  The pet shop owner was taken down to the police station and released with a warning since this was the first offense.

Over the years, we've seen disturbing trends from dyeing fish to tattooing fish in order to sell these novelty fish at a premium price.  Fish piercings is on a whole other level of cruel.  If you find a LFS doing anything of the sort (heaven forbid!), report it to your local animal welfare organization or let Advanced Aquarist know.  We have no problem publicly shaming these people.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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