I was guilt-tripped into having a pedicure where you plunge your feet into a tank of warm water with tiny fish in that eat away at dead skin.
I have been filled with guilt ever since. I had many questions while mey feet were being eaten away and the assistant told me how the fish are farmed and not taken from the wild. She did not tell me how the fish are fed, if the tanks are cleaned etc..
I feel quite mis-guided. All the time my feet were in the tank there were a few fish at the bottom, not moving.
Since the event I have read that the fish are actually vegetarian. I feel sick that I have used a small fish like this, for vanity. When people give me meat, I say NO. So why couldn’t I say NO to the pedicure.
Only one person knew I was vegan there and she told me the fish like the dead skin otherwise they wouldn’t eat.
I am so confused. Please can someone explain the process for these pedicures and whether, as a committed Vegan (for my love of animals, my will to end their suffering, my desire to save the environment and for my own health), have I made a mistake?
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