RE: NANFA-- Humane Society for Fish

geoff kimber (
Fri, 28 Jan 2000 21:14:48 -0700

Here in AZ, we have a problem with owners turning fish loose in local lakes.
WHile the problem is nowhere near as much of a problem as it is in Florida,
the local game and fish dept is out to protect us all from the dread pirhana
menace. Of course, there is no pirhana that can survive our winter water
temps in the 40's, but that doesn't stop game and fish from 'protecting' us
from all sorts of aquatic life. All the while allowing the use of Gambusia
affinis for mosquito control and even for bait (but that's a side issue).

I have often thought that all stores that sell animals ought to be required
to take back the same kind of animals they offer for sale. Not necessarily
for credit or anything, but to at least euthanize the animal humanely. Of
course, the shops would complain about the risk of disease introduction, but
I think that this would be a reasonable way to deal with the issue.

Geoff Kimber
Tucson, Az

/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,