I have often said on this forum that "If I were king of the world, 10 gallon aquariums and goldfish bowls would be illegal"
Things like small goldfish bowls, tiny betta containers, the hideous "betta vases" and the like, are basically animal cruelty and should be illegal..
the only reason they arent illegal is that US animal cruelty laws simply donty apply to fish..so people are free to sell ANYTHING for fish..and as long as there is money to be made, they will keep being sold, and ignorant people will keep buying them..well check this out!
anything under 13 gallons is now ILLEGAL in Germany! sweet!"Harro Hieronimus, chair of the German Livebearer Society and the International Rainbowfish Association, was asked to create for the German Ministry of Agriculture a set of minimum requirements for the humane care of fish. His expert opinion has been translated into law in Germany. He maintains that fish must have a minimum volume of 13 gallons of water in an aquarium approximately 24 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches in size. Hieronimus states, "Keeping fish permanently in smaller tanks is cruelty against animals and [in Germany] may be prosecuted by law." "
that prevents betta vases, goldfish bowls, and all the micro-tanks from being sold..excellent!
now we just have to get such a law passed here..
Im normally not a big fan of PETA..I think they are run by nut-jobs..
but I do agree with them on this particular issue: