Skip to comments.San Francisco Communists… er… City Gov Bans Pet Fish?
Posted on 06/16/2011 2:40:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
First the bay city decided we American’s just shouldn’t be able to decide matters such as circumcision. We shouldn’t have to worry about decisions like that since we have a brilliant and all knowing government to think for us.
Now San Francisco is taking things a step further by possibly relieving the American’s that live within its limits of the terrible right to purchase a pet 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.
It almost seems as if these idiots read Atlas Shrugs and instead of learning lessons from it, they got ideas.
I mean, San Francisco has managed to chase off most parents with children, cutting off future generations of workers, business and tax dollars. They kicked a medical industry to the curb and now Pet Smart and many other pet stores are likely to notice little value of sticking around.
Good going liberals… way to succeed as a city.
so the only things allowed in san francisco are:
No more goldfish-swallowing contests in the City by the Bay.
Nanny State PING!
The mankini ( http://stevehollier.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/borat-mankini-very-nice.jpg ) has not been banned, nor is it likely to be banned since it would not be possible to hold their gay pride celebrations without it.
The carp carped about their living conditions?
Don’t forget illegals.
When San Francisco bans gerbils there will
be riots in the streets.
San Francisco, long known for its liberal politics, proposes and passes numerous “bans” and restrictive orders on its residents. The latest proposal from San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare is a ban on the sale of all pets (other than fish) throughout the city. Such a move is likely to cause great financial damage to local pet stores causing pet store business owners to shut down.
This proposed pet sale ban will only add to the list of bans San Francisco has already instituted. A simple google search with the phrase “San Francisco bans” calls up a plethora of news headlines over the years that have that phrase. The sampling of headlines below from the last ten years shows just how over-regulated that city is:
We were in Chinatown last month and visited a very cool pet store that had quite the variety of fish and birds. I guess they can close up shop.
Even cute little Nemo?
F the fish! Bastards never take a walk with you, never go wild when you come back from work! F ‘em.
Somebody's trying to justify their 6 figure job for the past year.
First the bay city decided we.. shouldn't be able to decide matters such as circumcision... taking things a step further [prohibiting] the terrible right to purchase a pet goldfish.Gerbils are still okay.
Will Kevin Kline be the Enforcer?
***No more goldfish-swallowing contests in the City by the Bay.***
PLEASE, don’t mention San Francisco and swallowing in the same sentnce. Makes one cringe just to think of it!
Thanks for the ping!
“findings that aquarium fish are often mass bred under inhumane conditions.”
Ummm, isn’t the fact that they live in water going to make any condition “not human conditions” for a gold fish?
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