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Aquatic shops face animal welfare nightmare as energy prices rocket

OATA said the aquatics industry is the hardest hit of all in the pet sector because of its energy requirements, with firms facing large energy bill hikes to keep tanks heated and maintained

Aquatic shops and wholesalers could be faced with the decision to euthanise livestock as energy bills are making businesses “unviable”, warns the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA).

The trade body has written to the prime minister to alert him to the crisis facing businesses within the home aquarium industry if nothing is done to support them through the energy crisis.

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