Why you Should NEVER Release Pets into the Wild

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  • Published on:  Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Now that your turtle is too big for its tank, think it'll be better off in the wild? Nope! Same goes for goldfish. Releasing pets into habitats where they're not native to is a very bad idea. Watch this video to see what happened to a local lake when a few goldfish were released!

    Music by BenSound and YouTube studio library used under the Creative Commons License.


  • Snake Discovery  (Aug 3, 2018))

    To those of you who are concerned about the way we euthanized the fish, that was how the DNR instructed us to do it in order to legally remove them from the lakes. We were required to put them on ice.As much as I would have preferred to use Club Soda instead, my first priority is to make sure everything is done legally.

  • Eris Raslad  (Feb 22, 2019))

    +Snake Discovery how would club soda work if you had used it?

  • Jasmine Colon  (Jan 26, 2019))

    Snake Discovery it’s 1000 gold fish I’d seen the video

  • SilentSky  (Aug 14, 2018))

    *”Do not Release it to the wild, find someone else to take care of it.”* Yes.

  • Islander 95  (Apr 12, 2019))

    Mother nature, can you take care of my no longer wanted goldfish?Mother nature: multiplies by 1000000000000

  • NATUREBOY1  (Mar 21, 2019))

    That would be me Give me All the fishes

  • Bar Mitzvah Elmo  (Apr 7, 2019))

    "sorry I have to kill you, but your invasive so I don't care"

  • Sylvia Hastenteufel  (8 hours ago))

    Bar Mitzvah Elmo Guess you need to have no compassion at all when you are a disgusting fisher/hunter :)

  • P!ATD Wolf  (Feb 8, 2019))

    "Oh a little one!"Yeets into bucketEdit: thanks for the likes !!!!

  • +Boss At Home I'm first lmao

  • Boss At Home  (3 days ago))


  • Porg Uzumaki  (Feb 21, 2019))

    He protect He attaccMost importantly heSmile bacc

  • +Madison Martin BEST

  • Yoshi  (2 days ago))

    The small amount of food that grins back at you

  • Hogwarts House  (Apr 2, 2019))

    I wonder if the person who caused this watched this

  • Hogwarts House  (1 day ago))


  • Prob a bait shop, end of summer tank full of goldfish can't afford to feed over Winter... What too do

  • Leopard Gecko  (Aug 5, 2018))

    Poor fish, but yep this is why you shouldn't release your pets into the wild - especially non native ones. I think the turtles were happy though :')

  • artic cat  (Feb 5, 2019))

    I know who let the fish in the pond

  • deathproofduck smith  (Feb 3, 2019))

    Turtles didn't look happy to me. Tanks are too small. Snapping turtle sees nothing but black walls. No natural light for sunbaking. Cruel.

  • Jose Arteaga  (Feb 8, 2019))

    I wish I could say no gold fish were harmed during the making of this video

  • Me Me  (2 days ago))

    Chaise Mccoy I guess

  • Chaise Mccoy  (2 days ago))

    Me Me it’s a start to solving a very big problem you donut 🙄

  • Christian Vang  (Jan 22, 2019))

    What lake is this, so I can help remove those goldfish.

  • Purple dreemurr  (1 day ago))

    jesse daniels how?

  • Wasem Zahr  (Apr 9, 2019))

    I would eat them

  • Theconmicbud  (Mar 23, 2019))

    You should NEVER throw your gold fish into the wild so Emily wouldn't take them and feed them to her pets