Earlier this week, Scottish officials launched a study on whether goldfish suffer when theyre kept in small bowls rather than fish tanks, which have filters and oxygenating systems.
Buck Wolf of About.coms Weird News Central has been following international investigations into goldfish abuse, and confirms that its a concern thats bubbling up all over.
He says, Rome has already banned goldfish bowls in pet stores, and several European countries have considered doing likewise. I dont think youll see this measure taken in Japan, however, considering that the Japanese still allow whaling and eat so much sushi.
The U.S. still allows goldfish bowls, but Wolf says that might change.
He notes, How many times have you heard of someone winning a goldfish at a carnival? They take it home, and two days later its dead. Clearly, something is very, very wrong.
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