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February 12, 2020 - PETA Asia

PETA Asia Reveals Horrors in the Global Betta Fish Trade

PETA Asia Reveals Horrors in the Global Betta Fish Trade
Betta fish File Image: (c) Photabulous!

A new PETA exposé of Thailand’s betta fish industry documents entrenched neglect and cruelty to fish who are bred into a life of deprivation and suffering.

Bettas sold in the U.S. primarily come from breeding factories in Southeast Asia, and Thailand is one of the top global exporters. Dead fish were found at every facility visited by PETA Asia’s eyewitness. Many died in breeding tanks, and workers didn’t bother to remove the dead bodies. At a Petco supplier, the eyewitness found a bucket containing both dead and live bettas. Deemed unprofitable because they had damaged tails, a worker admitted that these fish would simply be dumped into a nearby pond or canal. Dumped fish are left to fend for themselves in an unfamiliar habitat.

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