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Tracy Morgan’s Lucky Fish Survive Tank Fire

Written by PETA | February 19, 2009
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Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan is thanking his lucky goldfish this morning, after he and his finned friends miraculously escaped a potentially tragic accident.

People.com reports that a faulty light in the 30 Rock star’s fish tank sparked a fire, putting the actor’s companions and his home in serious danger. Fortunately, firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire before it spread, and Tracy’s beloved shark and piranha, who are housed in the tank, survived the scary ordeal unscathed.

At the risk of being a wet blanket, I’d like to take a moment to reiterate why we think it’s best for Nemo and his buddies to stay in their native habitat. Not only are glass tanks confining, they also leave fish vulnerable to dangers that they have no way of escaping. And the methods used to catch exotic fish poison coral reefs and contribute to the decimation of wild populations. So, in addition to refusing to eat or hook sea kittens, let’s stop locking them up in little watery jails, shall we?

Written by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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  • Sharon says:

    We need to stop feeling that we have a right to control animals and do whatever we want with them with no regard to what they REALLY need. Fish monkeys you name it…..if they live in the wild they simply will NOT enjoy being taken out of the wild whether it’s a jungle or a body of water.

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