Guinness World Records has animal welfare in mind.

Getting ready for our longest goldfish event this Sunday, I thought I’d share this interesting bit from the guidelines pack, for entering record-breaking pets.

"Regrettably, we have recently discontinued accepting claims for heaviest or lightest pets. We appreciate that the welfare of the pet would be, in the majority of cases, at the forefront of the owner’s mind. We had, however, become increasingly concerned that owners would potentially be encouraged to over or under feed their pets in the quest for recognition. Therefore, to avoid any undue suffering to any animal, we have ended our interest in such records.

UNDER ABSOLUTELY NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO WE ENCOURAGE OR CONDONE THE KILLING, CAPTURE, TRADING OR EXPLOITATION OF ANIMALS FOR PUBLICATION PURPOSES. CLAIMS FROM UNAUTHORISED SOURCES INVOLVING RARE, ENDANGERED OR PROTECTED SPECIES WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED."


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383

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