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The idea is to put the squeeze on puppy and kitten mills that supply pet stores, and to discourage "impulse buys" of hamsters and other small pets that often wind up being dumped at shelters.
"Most fish in aquariums are either mass bred" under inhumane conditions "or taken from the wild," commission member Philip Gerrie said. That leads to "devastation of tropical fish from places like Southeast Asia," he said.
The proposed ban, which the commission just adopted after a year of study, was expanded to cover animal breeders as well as pet stores.
Read more: www.sfgate.com.../c/a/2011/06/14/BA661JTO52.DTL#ixzz1PfINoiuK
Originally posted by littled16
I think that's going just a wee bit overboard! I have a Beta fish that I love dearly. He is very entertaining and it's soothing to watch some of the things he does. If someone tried to tell me I couldn't have him as a pet I would keep him anyway. What are the Councilmen going to do- go door to door on an illegal Goldfish hunt?
If people want a Goldfish and they can't buy one in San Francisco they will just buy one somewhere else and bring it home. It's not like the neighbors are going to hear it bark and report them!