Westfield Agrees to Remove Fish Tank Vending Machine

After speaking with PETA, Westfield agreed to remove the “Feed the Fish—Make a Wish” vending machine tank at its Sarasota Square mall. The machine—which encouraged people to pay to feed the fish—was problematic because it supported the cruel commercial pet trade and didn’t offer a way to ensure that each fish received the amount of food that he or she required.

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