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Re: Now Never returned to the wild

Hello Moontanman, All,

Just because you haven't quite been convinced of the proof of the danger of
introducing an aquarium kept specimen back into it's home water, is that any
reason to release it.  And how can your deciding not to release an aquarium
specimen back to it's point of capture endanger your right to keep natives
in an aquarium.  The issue is one of informed intelligent, educated personal

It takes a sense of moral responsibility to see a nonpersonal danger to and
avoid it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Moontanman at aol_com <Moontanman at aol_com>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Friday, July 10, 1998 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: Now Never returned to the wild

>Not quite proof of ich being transferred from aquariums but I will concede
>possibility.  Even so I have read sources that stated that ich was not a
>danger to wild fish except under unusual circumstances like environmental
>stress from over crowding, pollution, much the same as aquarium fish.
>Obviously that doesn't mean that we shouldn't be concerned about disease,
>the trout and prawn issues highlight the danger.  My main concern is that
>as aquarium hobbyists could be put completely out of business by broadly
>interpreted laws that might be used to prevent the import of aquarium
>Many states already have laws that have restricted some aspects of the
>husbandry hobby because of unbased or unlikely fears or dangers.  I
>that in California you can't collect fish from the wild for aquarium use at
>all.  That's a nightmare, and we all know that once a law is passed
>it is much harder than the initial passing.