Skip to comments.San Francisco Mulls Goldfish Ban
Posted on 06/15/2011 8:15:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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.
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From the wild? In over 50 years of fishing California waters, I have never caught a goldfish.
Eventually the Peoples Republic of San Francisco is going to ban something that someone there wants to have sex with. Then they’ll decide that government has gone too far.
Don't forget about the attempted ban on foreskin removal!
“Aquarium fish are often mass bred under inhumane conditions or stripped from the wild”.
They could be talking about democrats!
“Aquarium fish are often mass bred under inhumane conditions or stripped from the wild.
They could be talking about democrats!”
No. Goldfish are significantly smarter than democrats.
It’s a darn shame such a geographically impressive city has been taken over and destroyed by such utter clowns.
Yep, they can ban goldfish, Happy Meals, and circumcision. But they can’t ban public sex activity at the Folsom Street Fair.
aquarium fish are often mass bred under inhuman....
Maybe because they aren’t even remotely “human?”
Of course my tank denizens are typically of a higher intellectual order than the average liberal, so there could be a point here somewhere.
This is the nuttiest story I’ve read in a while.
Further proof that liberalism is truly, yes truly, a mental disease.
The Nanny State is always busy, busy, busy.
San Francisco, as well as most of California, is beautiful place being shamelessly wasted.
The dynamic happening in CA is this, in 12 words:
Illegal aliends pouring in, to help themselves.
Liberals - tearing everyone else down.
You owe me a new keyboard. I snorted snot all over it when you made me remember the story about the gay dude who went to the ER with a gerbil in his rectum.
These people give me a headache. Well, maybe I have a lower discomfort.
Liberalism IS A MENTAL DISEASE!
Aquarium fish are often mass bred under inhumane conditions or stripped from the wild
As someone in the trade I call bullsh*t. I have toured the breeders my company uses. There are also limits to the number that can be collected in the wild. Over collect and you put YOURSELF out of business because the fish are gone.
Guppies and gold fish have been tank bread for YEARS.
Now, if we can pass laws like this about fish, how about allowing liberals to breed?
Goldfish are bait, food for larger pet fish, etc.
Hertz Rent-A-Halibut or
at Avis-Rent-a-Fish or
Enterprise Rent-An-Eel at
Fisherman`s Wharf, Pier 666.
So what about all the restaurants and offices that have aquariums?
Such a waste.
So what about all the restaurants and offices that have aquariums?
id like them to defend in court the ban on goldfish yet while violating fed law regarding sanctuarys for criminal aliens
I did once, but it was in Mrs. Patterson’s fifth grade class...;-)
The laws of supply and demand are about to take Cali for a ride.
Today the democrats more or less sold California’s future. There will be no reductions in spending. There will be no checks and balances.
The state is on a binge. And it’s nowhere near closing time.
California’s plunge will be spectacular. At the end of the day though - all the freebies will come to a massive, screeching halt.
Remember how the common response to immigration control is often “you cannot deport 20 million people”?
Well. 20 million people can deport themselves the same way they got here, by choosing to leave. But illegal immigration is not the point I’m trying to make.
California is a mess because it has for so long been a magnet. Originally long ago, for opportunities and work.
Later for opportunities and weather.
For far too long now though, immigration to California has been for handouts and free stuff.
When the handouts and free stuff end (they have to, we’re broke) all those people will look and find all as a group where they can still get free stuff - and all go there like a hugh flash mob.
There will be millions who leave, remarkably fast. When CA starts to really collapse, the demographics will change almost overnight.
Either the state will in fact become one with Mexico. Or the liberals will leave and something far more about skills, and quality will emerge.
Won’t happen though until the left stops getting free stuff.
And, what am I going to give my Oscars as playmates? They actually prefer live toys...
As a fellow purveyor of aquatic tropical specimens I vouch for the inhumanity of raising fish. They do not have beds or houses, TV’s, cars or cell phones. They are forced to live completely in water and are fed miniscule amounts of highly processed, dried flake food.
Tropical fish are routinely raised in large vats so filled with food that they grow faster than their wild cousins. They are treated for disease and live 5 times longer than they would if they were in a pond somewhere. They are not treated like humans. They are treated like fish, the most basic animal invertebrate on the planet.
Fish caught in the wild are handled with extreme care. They are treated for parasites and given time to acclimate to healthy, clean environments.
Tropical fish hobbyists are among the most skilled animal keepers. They are members of a hobby and tradition that is thousands of years old. Aquarists are rewarded with animals that are beautiful and adapt wonderfully to captive environments. Most fish respond by breeding in captivity, a genuine sign of health and a stress free environment.
How dare these ignorant fools disparage a hobby that provides lessons to children in actually caring for animals, not just having warm fuzzy feeling about freeing Willy.
Pity the child who never learns the sheer pleasure of raising a tank of guppies. Curse the hate mongers who would deny the blessing of taking care of a small animal.
In a semi-related note, my husband told me a story from his childhood. His home on 10 acres in Tulare county had a canal that ran past it. They used to swim and fish in the canal. One day they caught about 20 or so gold carp (koi fish), about 5 to 12 inches long. They brought them in the house and put them in the bathtub. When his dad came home that night he was none to pleased and all the fish got put back in the canal. It wasn’t until years later he learned how much they sell for in the pet stores.
Why not be up front and just shut down all the pet stores and fire their employees, that is what their progressively banning pets will do.
They obviously do not need any jobs in the city, or tax receipts.
Doesn’t this seem a little at odds with Fisherman’s Wharf? Will this include the Steinhart Aquarium.
Who paid for a year long study of goldfish breeding? And, is that why taxes are being collected? Someone is being robbed, and I don’t think it could happen to a more deserving sample on the Left side of the Bell Curve.
They could at least ban those painful goldfish circumcisions.
You’re probably fishing in too deep of water.
The ideal location is about a foot of water, with glass lined shores.
I can kill a kid, but I cannot circumcise him. Got it.
I can eat a fish, which I do all the time, but I cannot keep one alive. Got it.
Liberalism...that is some wild wacky stuff there. It is like they live on LSD.
Looks like no “A Fish Called Wanda II”.
Come on San Andreas!
The inhumanists want to remove all joy from the human experience. I think they are being led by the same spirit as Islamacists, who want the same thing.
YOU ARE ENTERING SAN FRANCISCO
Please Be Aware That Everything
That Is Not Banned
Have A Nice Day!
Just wait until Lady Gaga comes out wearing nothing but a coat made of Goldfish in plastic containers. Goldfish will be back in vogue.
Then some pervert politician will come out of the closet and announce that he had sex with a KOI. Fish dealers will make millions after that.
The old saying “Is that a trout in your trousers or are you just happy to see me?” also will be back in vogue.
Calling Anthony Weiner! Calling Anthony Weiner!
Guppies and goldfish are like rats. They breed all the time.
Have them call me. That’s what I do. Keep their tanks in tip top shape.
WHEN THEY PRY THEM FROM MY COLD, DEAD, FISH TANK.
Ban guppies, too.
(ditto for rats)
LOL, those San Fransicko Nazis are busy!
“Eventually the Peoples Republic of San Francisco is going to ban something that someone there wants to have sex with. Then theyll decide that government has gone too far.”
Well, in other words, gerbils are still A-OK there, I suppose.
I have mixed feelings on these bans because animals can give an early warning for earthquakes.