PetSmart Apologizes for Throwing Live Fish In the Garbage

PetSmart has a responsibility to all its pets, even the fish.

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As my clever colleague SP Wood says, SeaWorld has Blackfish and now PetSmart has Goldfish.

The pet care retailer PetSmart is apologizing after a video showing live fish being thrown out with the trash popped up on social media. The clip, filmed by a Michigan woman and posted to Facebook, has generated anger.

PetSmart says an employee thought all the of fish were dead. And while some of the fish are, it’s clear that others are swimming around.

“Upon investigation we learned an associate accidentally discarded a bag of goldfish that had just arrived at the store and appeared to all be deceased,” a PetSmart spokesperson told



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