Mark Smith wrote:What do you mean by respect and dignity? Does a given animal need to be respected from its own perspective, and does it have dignity, being aware of its own self worth and pride?
All animals get a large quantity of the respect dignity and self worth from what we humans alow them.
Regardless of thier own self worth or perseption of this it is hard to say if their value or their own worth is relivant. but is kind if do you as an individual respect them or not?
Mark I have no beaf with you but any post you give that questions cichilds right to remain as they should be kind of deserverse a responce?
I think you would agree we as humans have done lot of things to cichlids we are are not proud of? Taking form this I guess I for one do not want to take any more part in this perversion. Any advice from you?
Most Tropheus breeders strip. I do not. I can not bring myself to think it is worth the crulty involved. I make my living elsewhere. I can not but think those who strip TRopheus are in it for the money rather than for a love of this genus of fish. They can be bred without this. And I for one have never seen a female Tropheus glad to be stripped. It is like all modern farming practices. It works well but no consideration for the animal in question?
All the best James