Stop Killing Nemo! Exotic Fish Concerns Ahead of ‘Finding Dory’

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AUSTRALIA -- Brace yourselves, its clownfish season. Wait, that's not even a thing, is it?

Finding Dory, the new Pixar film set to release this June, is causing a little bit of trouble in the waters for the blue tang fish. Marine biologists say when Finding Nemo came out in 2003, there was an influx of people wanting to find their own Nemo.

In some parts of the world, clownfish are virtually extinct now. They're expecting something similar to happen when Finding Dory is released.

So what's the problem, you ask?

Blue tang, like Dory, are not bred in captivity. So any fish that become pets would be taken from the wild. Animal activists are telling people not to buy pets based on movies.

Similar warnings were sent out for movies like 101 Dalmatians and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which had kids dreaming of spots and wanting to share pizza with their turtles.

In the end, exotic pet ownership is simply taking the wild from the wild. It's not supposed to happen.

Let's leave that fantasy for the movies.

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