A small win!

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  • Offline TamiW
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A small win!

« posted: 4 years ago »
Periodically, I stumble upon the sale of dried seahorses on various websites. I usually reach out to the seller and politely ask if they will stop selling seahorses, and explain that it's a fairly awful process. Usually I get a blow off or even angry reply.

Well yesterday, I was writing up something about how dried seahorse souvenirs are bad, and I happened to find an Etsy seller with seahorses. So I send the following message:
I see that you have dried seahorses for sale. I am writing you in hopes of encouraging you to discontinue the sale of dried seahorses. I donít know if you are aware of the threats seahorses face, but seahorse numbers around the world are dwindling due to man-made activities.

Seahorses face a pretty horrific fate when they are dried. Unlike much sealife sold as curious, they are vertebrates and likely have a complex pain process. Seahorse drying is a horrific process. They are left to dry in the sun, still alive, and suffocate slowly as they die. It takes up to an hour for a drying seahorse to expire.

I implore you to discontinue the sale of seahorses; itís a barbaric practice and one that many people are unaware of the specifics of how seahorses suffer.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please do consider discontinuing their sale.

Tami Weiss-

(ugh, I used dwindling too many times.)

Anyway, I was shocked at the answer I got back this morning:

Hello, Tami!

First of all, I want to thank you for your message. I was unaware of dwindling seahorse numbers and also the dry-out process. Because of this, I will make you this promise: I will no longer order dried seahorses from my supplier. I will continue to sell what I have in stock and then be done with it.
I visited your website and found it very informative. Thank you for bringing this this to my attention.

Have a blessed day.


That really made my day! Anyway, to encourage her in her decision, I thought I'd post a link to her shop. Including a beautiful wrought iron seahorse hook.
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Re: A small win!

« Reply #1 posted: 4 years ago »
Super! Keep on blazing that torch!!
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Re: A small win!

« Reply #2 posted: 4 years ago »
thats awesome, people can be good !
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