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Alright...this story is disappointing for humanity on so many levels.<br><br><br><br>
The way the people talk and act give me very little hope for the future.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://video.msn.com/v/us/msnbc.htm?g=28D8E2C3-45AF-4E6A-BD1A-7F2FE6B9B231&f=00&fg=copy" target="_blank">Tattooed Fish</a>
 

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that is pathetic.<br><br>
the pet store owner at the end said that if some little kid comes in and sees a fish with a heart on it and wants it to learn how to take care of it then its a win.<br><br><br><br>
no, its a win for him and his store. If a kid only wants a fish because of a tattoo on it, he obviously doesnt really want a fish.<br><br>
i agree with you, this kind of put a damper on my day
 

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That's sick. Evan_Fabiani, I was going to make the same comment on what the guy said at the end.<br><br>
This is deffiently sad and pathetic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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What an awful thing! People think they can do whatever they want with animals. If they don't eat them, they do all kinds of weird things to them.
 

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I just watched this story and I was surprised. I had heard about injecting dyes into fish (equally horrifying) but tattooing fish seems a little over the top. Unfortunatly fish don't have the same protections that other animals do (like the colored easter chicks they showed). it makes me sad, because I love fish.
 

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The process of tatooing a fish falls under unneccesary suffering for me.<br><br>
Don't think the fish care one way or the other after the process has been done.<br><br><br><br>
Injecting dyes is awful and causes the fish to be sickly permanently. If the fish lives and thrives, the dye is likley going to fade away.
 

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Minor hijack: why is illegal to dye chicks? Not that Im condoning the practice, but why is it illegal? I gave my wifes poodle a blue Mohawk one Easter when we were dying eggs. Did I break the law?
 

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I think the laws have to do with farming practices. You can't dye livestock or poultry because it could be harmful if it got into the meat.<br><br><br><br>
When I was in 4-H, someone spray-painted the grand champion pig right before auction as a prank. The owner had to practically scrub a layer of skin off the poor thing to be able to legally sell it.
 

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WTH? Why mess with nature? YOU ARE NOT GOD, Mr Fishman! It baffles me why anyone would want to dye/tattoo a fish when fish are naturally an array of beautiful vibrant colours. I myself have an aquarium, and i want it to look NATURAL, not man made! Ugh. Why do humans think they can do better than what nature intended.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Washoe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Minor hijack: why is illegal to dye chicks? Not that Im condoning the practice, but why is it illegal? I gave my wifes poodle a blue Mohawk one Easter when we were dying eggs. Did I break the law?</div>
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LoL yeah, I was wondering the same, because I've always toyed with the idea of dipping my white rats in beet juice to make them pink <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lipsrsealed2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sealed:"><br><br><br><br>
But yeah, wow... humans in general never fail to disappoint me....<br><br><br><br>
I'm surprised the fish don't die of shock during the process. I'm guessing some probably do, but I'm even more surprised the ones that survive the tattooing don't die later on from some horrible staph infection. I somehow doubt the average aquarium is the optimal environment for healing millions upon millions of tiny open puncture wounds. Hold on, let me dunk my bicep in a fish tank for the next week and I'll let you know how my half-sleeve heals up... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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yeah, tattooing or dieing fish is an evil practise. I love fish, I plan on geting a tattoo OF a fish but never would i tattoo a fish, thats just mean. People need to leave nature alone.<br><br><br><br>
what do you people think of parret fish? their hybreds for people who dont know, they are the most commonly dyed fish on th market. Theres pink, blue,purple,red and rainbow parrets. alll of which are dyed to my knowlige, in fact you have to feed them certian food in order to keep them pink or red(ive never seen food to keep them the other colours but it may exsist) besides being dyed they are so mutated that they cant even close their mouth all the way.
 

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Just read about this sick practice in my local paper today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"><br><br><br><br>
The article in the <i>Detroit Free Press</i>:<br><br><a href="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070205/NEWS06/702050335/1001/BUSINESS05" target="_blank">http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...001/BUSINESS05</a>
 

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Just read about this sick practice in my local paper today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"><br><br><br><br>
The article in the <i>Detroit Free Press</i>:<br><br><a href="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070205/NEWS06/702050335/1001/BUSINESS05" target="_blank">http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...001/BUSINESS05</a></div>
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<br><br><br><b><i>"It's a way to make a statement to a boyfriend or girlfriend," Dennis Jones, general manager of Greenwood Pets in Warren and Livonia, said last week. "It's quite unique."</i></b><br><br><br><br>
Sick.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>JesGuy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b><i>"It's a way to make a statement to a boyfriend or girlfriend," Dennis Jones, general manager of Greenwood Pets in Warren and Livonia, said last week. "It's quite unique."</i></b></div>
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Makes quite a statement, as far as I'm concerned.<br><br><br><br>
It practically screams, "I'm an idiot! Do yourself a favor and dump me!"
 

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So, while we're on the topic of animal tattoos, I wonder how many of you AR people know that there's one breed of animal that's almost always tattooed here in America. And I'm mildly curious if there are any more besides the one I know about.<br><br><br><br>
Trivia question: Anyone know what I'm talking about?<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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Cattle usually have some type of ID tattoo. Also registered thoroughbred racehorses. No idea if I answered the trivia though...its worth a shot.
 

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When cats and dogs are fixed somtimes the vet gives them a tattoo on their belly to show that they have been fixed. but i dont think thats mean. Its a way of protecting the animal in case it gets lost, if it gets lost and finds a new owner and the new owner gos to get it fixed the vet will see the tattoo and not cut them open again to be fixed (since they already have been) plus the tattoo is put on when the animal is still sleeping.
 

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Ok, there are more than I knew about. I kinda suspected there might be, which is why I asked. The one I was thinking of was greyhounds. Kinda like the thoroughbred horses, racing greyhounds are tattooed in the ears as a form of id, to prevent cheating at the races by substituting a different dog. The big difference is that 99% of American greyhounds were bred for racing, so they're ALL tattooed.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 
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