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Grrr.....Painted Shells

Discussion in 'The Sand Castle Lounge' started by krackersmom2, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. krackersmom2

    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    Chase "First Molt In Progress"

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    Not only is that cruel.

    But that is ridiculous.

    Honestly, do any store owners have brains anymore?

    :mad:
     
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    ItsMeg "First Molt, A Success"

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    Wow. How heartless.
     
  4. UkuleleHill

    UkuleleHill Hi, I'm New Here!

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    WHAT! That's so wrong! I can't believe they just picked up the crab in its shell and painted the shell!
     
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    MoribundMaverick (Small Crab)

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    They don't paint the shell while the crab's in there.... they take the crab in its natural shell, and either freeze or gas it until it's about to die and falls out of its old shell. Then they tuck its abdomen into the new painted shell and give it a shot of oxygen so that it'll live. That's how your crabs get into their painted shells.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    That's so horrible! :mad: Not only do they have painted shells but NO ROOM! All piled up on eachother! It's terrible! What pet store is this? We should send them a letter.
     
  7. krackersmom2

    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    Trust me...If I knew where this came from I'd send them a letter! I hate the painted shells mainly for the reason of how inhumanely the get them in there.
    I have had a couple of "rescues" that came in painted shells and they wasted no time in changing to a natural shell when offered a choice.
     
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    JAG "Never Molted"

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    OMG that is just rediculous, how can people be so mean
     
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    CoolDoggy10 (Large Crab)

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    I wonder if we can do something about it........
     
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    Chase "First Molt In Progress"

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    It's a lost cause.

    You have to understand, these people make a lot of money.

    A few hundred people couldn't stop the millions of Hermit Crabs being mistreated.

    :(
     
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    CoolDoggy10 (Large Crab)

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    Wanna try?????
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I wish Sherbert would do that. :(
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    What if all the people from every single hermit crab forum came together, plus the ECAP, plus everybody who cares about hermit crabs came together and tried to stop this? Then we could make a huge difference!
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Lol that'd be awesome! They'd all come together and join a SUPER HERMIT CRAB FORUM and then we'd all spam letters to all the bad petsmarts and petcos and painted shell peoples.:p The only hard part I see is getting all the forums together.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    That would be so cool but really hard. But Vicki and HERMEZ have their own forums, and they know a lot of other crab people. Plus, a lot of us are in other forums, too. And what if everybody donated $10 to help the cause?
     
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    CoolDoggy10 (Large Crab)

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    We can try atleast. Ban hermit crabs with painted shells sold in several states.
     
  17. Roach

    Roach "Preparing For First Molt"

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    If anything you guys should try and contact PETA. I love animals of all kinds but personally too me most of PETA are crazy nuts. But they have millions of dollars to fight for things like this. Bring it up to PETA and see if they will do anything about it.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Haha crazy nuts! :D That sounds like me!:p We should really contact PETA.
     
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    CrabLover910! (Micro Crab)

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    that's so mean!
    all piled on top of each other!
    i'm going to start a petition against hermit crab cruelty starting at my school!

    poor crabblings!
     
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    CrabLover910! (Micro Crab)

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    I have officially started an organisation against hermit crab cruelty!
    It's called the RSPHC - Royal Society for the Protection of Hermit Crabs!

    Join me anyone!?
     
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