What do you think about people saying "it's just a fish"??

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. finatics profile image93
    finaticsposted 7 years ago

    What do you think about people saying "it's just a fish"??

    I always hear about people keeping their pets in puny bowls or terrible environments, and when I mention that it's not ideal, they always shrug their shoulders and say "it's just a fish." Has anyone else heard someone say that, and what do you think of it? I think that just because they don't have paws doesn't mean they should be neglected. What's your opinion on it?

  2. profile image0
    write_more7532posted 7 years ago

    All life is important, I believe, and if you're gonna have a pet, treat him or her right. If you can't or won't, give it away. That's what I believe.

  3. Hyphenbird profile image89
    Hyphenbirdposted 7 years ago

    I believe all life deserves honor and respect. A fish, dog, cat, whatever needs room to be happy and healthy. Some people should not have pets of any sort.

  4. wychic profile image86
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    I hate it when people say that! Hate it, hate it, hate it. Did I mention that I dislike that particular sentiment? I have spent so many years teaching people not to kill their fish, nothing irks me worse than someone who asks my advice, hears how to properly care for them, and then says that it's too much work and "it's just a fish anyway." I suggest as politely as I can that if that's the way they feel about it, then perhaps they should give it to someone who is actually interested in taking care of a pet.

  5. Puppyluv profile image71
    Puppyluvposted 7 years ago

    I hate when people say "It's just a..." about any pet!  Working at the animal hospital, I hear it all the time about dogs and cats, especially from men. wink  Being an emergency hospital, we have to ask everyone that walks through the door what their preference is for CPR and if they'd want it done on their pet should it stop breathing during treatment.  The woman almost always say yes and most of the men do as well, but there are a lot of men that will say, "It's just a dog" or "It's just a cat."  Same goes for authorizing high priced treatments.   I think if you feel that way about a fish or any other animal, then DON'T have it as a pet!!!

    That brings up another pet peeve of mine.  Why do people have dogs when they keep them chained up outside and never pay attention to them?  That's a whole other topic... LOL


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)