If this event had occured in Singapore or Thailand, especially with the growing awareness of ecological and enviromental issues, the perpetrators of such behvaior would be in serious trouble.
Where is the mindfulness?
Their actions not only show a disregard for the rule of law as it applies to such behavior, but their actions also show a complete disregard for the well-being of the indigenous aquatic life already present.
Did all of the aquatic species that were saved and released into the Passaic River actually originate there? What if any of the species released are destructive to the habitat of other species? This has occured time and time again throughout the world with devestating results.
Once again, where is the mindfulness? Apparently not with these people.