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San Francisco Mulls Goldfish Ban
|Last Edited||Bob Jun 17, 2011 04:14am|
|News Date||Friday, June 17, 2011 10:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||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.