- Jun 14, 2015
That sounds ridiculous how do they dispose of them by killing them? Aren't they considered an endangered species and that's why we aren't allowed to have them in the first place? if anything shouldn't they be sending them to a breeder somewhere or something instead of sending them to a public aquarium or putting them on death row. Actually if nothing else let the person keep it after they pay the fines like damn this is a perfect example of why we should question these restrictive laws in the first place they do more harm then good no one spending a couple hundred or even a couple grand on a more then likely captive bred fish is doing the thing any harm and they more then likely have all of the equipment needed to home one for life this honestly irks me.They're usually the result of law-enforcement seizures. Many asian aros in public aquariums are held until the end of smuggling trials. Then, they're disposed of. This is due to many public aquariums and research institutions not wishing to assume the costs involved with the permits. All permits require additional costs above the permit fee. Inspections, proper housing facilities (and containment), record-keeping and reporting, and renewal fees are all part of the permit process for keeping this species. Permits are only available to public aquariums and research institutions for public display and/or pre-approved bonafide research.