An important component of this would be to educate people on the harm they
can do by releasing fish. Besides the harm to the environment, perhaps we
could approach it from the angle of how it's not that good for their fish.
Either from the "fight to survive, probably become bass chow" angle, or "no
more regular feedings, and your baby is gonna be hungry and scared" or
"winter=death" in northern latitudes, etc-- whatever sentiment is most
appropriate. Then suggest they donate them to a person, club, or fish store
on the NANFA fish adoption list.
-- Jay DeLong Olympia, WA
> -----Original Message----- > From: owner-nanfa_at_aquaria.net On Behalf > Of Ty_Hall_at_eFunds.Com > Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 8:18 AM > To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net > Subject: Re: NANFA-- Humane Society for Fish > > > > I like this idea. I wonder how difficult it would be to implement. > > > > > > Mark B <mbinkley_at_earthling.net> at aquaria.net on 01/28/2000 08:33:28 AM > > Please respond to nanfa_at_aquaria.net > > Sent by: owner-nanfa_at_aquaria.net > > > To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net > cc: > Subject: NANFA-- Humane Society for Fish > > > > Maybe NANFA should found a kind of Humane Society for fish to give people > someplace to "dump" unwanted pets. Hey, that might give us some respect > with the professionals! > > All we would need would be volunteers around the country willing to accept > pet fishes and take care of them by either keeping them, giving them away, > trading them, selling them or euthanizing them. Any volunteers? I'll do > it for central Ohio. Maybe we could enlist other aquarium clubs to get > better coverage on this. Then publicize it to aquarium shops so they can > direct people to us. Could be a fund raiser for clubs that have auctions > or other ways of selling the fish. Could also create a clearing house of > specimens for public aquariums. Often large fishes are a problem. > > > Mark Binkley > Columbus Ohio USA <))>< > mbinkley_at_earthling.net
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