Rite Aid Removes Betta Fish “Teddy Tanks”

March 2015

When PETA learned that Rite Aid was selling “Teddy Tanks”—stuffed animals with tiny tanks in their stomachs, meant to hold betta fish—we contacted the drugstore chain and urged it not to carry the product, as it encourages children to treat living beings like playthings. Rite Aid agreed, and it has informed us that it will no longer sell the abominable atrocities.

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