Goldfish Ban in San Francisco?Published June 21, 2011
The Animal Control and Welfare Commission of San Francisco has taken steps to ban the sale of goldfish, according to SFGate. The idea is that citizens will be discouraged from buying any pets on impulse. The ban includes puppies, kittens and other small pets as well.
Fish are bred in mass amounts in terrible conditions or they are taken from the wild, which has a negative effect on their ecosystem, according to the article
Although the ban seems to stem from good intentions, it has a fair amount of opponents, namely, pet shop owners.
What do you think? Is the city taking too much control, or not enough?
To read more about the bill, read here.