San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control last year was lambasted over a move to ban puppies, hamsters, and kittens from being sold in the city. Now, the Commission is moving on to a new proposed ban: goldfish.
The Commission wants the city to ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders as part of its campaign to discourage “impulse buy” animals.
There remains no ban on impulse buy legislation, however.
This story hits home after our recent tragedy. Last year we lost Trigger, our Beta fish, who seemed as old as a sea turtle. We gave him a sea burial at the creek near our house and held a moving ceremony on the small wooden bridge. With the grieving process at an end, the kids want a new fish. Clearly, we may want to buy locally.