Just think. Someone, somewhere, thought that this would be a good idea.
First kittens, then puppies and hamsters and now goldfish?
San Francisco’s Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders,according to Matier and Ross.
The recommendation to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is part of the commission’s ongoing efforts to discourage “impulse buys” of animals.
The commission’s ban would cover pet stores and breeders in the City. It comes after more than a year of study and findings that aquarium fish are often mass bred under inhumane conditions or stripped from the wild.
However, the ban is only a recommendation and not likely to be passed by the full board of supervisors to become law.
Only a recommendation, for now that is. Seriously, politicians, at all levels of government spend way too much time in session, and this is one of the things that lead to these inane laws.