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It May Be Illegal To Sell Pets In San Francisco

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It May Be Illegal To Sell Pets In San Francisco

Fresh off an unsuccessful attempt to make circumcision illegal, San Francisco has turned elsewhere for its next attempted ban: Goldfish.

The Animal Control and Welfare Commission would like to ban the sale of pets in the city, even goldfish.

The proposed ban seems destined to fail a vote of the Board of Supervisors (just like the ACWC's recommendation to mix birth control with birdseed to reduce the pigeon population).

We'd love to see an end to puppy mills, but is this the answer?

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[Image via WENN.]

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Is Your Pet Right Or Left Handed?

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right or left pawed

To the surprise of pet owners scientists have discovered that cats, dogs, parrots and even fish are right or left-handed.

Psychologists played with 42 pet cats for several weeks as part of the research, according to a report in the New Scientist.

The researchers from Queens University said:

"Male and female cats differ in their behavioural patterns, for example hunting styles and parental care, and it is possible that these place different demands on motor functioning."

Apparently, female cats are more likely to be "right-handed" while toms favour their left paw.

The same preferences occur in dogs.

Parrots have a dominant foot to pick up food and other objects with while toads are mostly right-handed.

When fish dodge a predator they tend to veer to one side more consistently to the other.

[Image via the-happy-dog-spot.com.]

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Goldfish Races Cruel Canceled

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Ew.

Tuesday was "Scare The Crap Outa A Fish" Night at the Harmon Tap Room.

Following protests from the PETA, the Tacoma, Washington based bar has canceled its weekly goldfish races.

Hoping to draw in customers, several restaurants and bars in the U.S. are holding weekly 'goldfish races' — events during which patrons armed with straws or water guns squirt goldfish down the length of plastic gutters.

Making matters worse are reports that drunken patrons have impaled some fish with cocktail straws and have swallowed others alive.

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More Impressive Than Synchronized Drumming!

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Check out this awesome trained goldfish!

This trick alarmed many Chinese, who worried that magnets were implanted in the fish or that they were controlled by electric current.

The magician refuses to tell how the tick is done.

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Emma Stone's Fishy SNL Gift!

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Oh no! The poor fishies!

Check out the clip of the lovely Emma Stone on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (above), talking about how a gift to the cast of Saturday Night Live went sour - because they were goldfish and died before the show was done filming!

Don't blame yourself, bb.

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