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  • Football-sized goldfish found in Burnsville [MN] lake, prompting plea not to dump pets

    07/14/2021 9:35:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | JULY 12, 2021 | Erin Adler
    Burnsville officials found 10 fish, some a foot long, in Keller Lake earlier this month while surveying the fish population as part of a water quality project. On Monday, a second trip yielded 18 more fish, some 18 inches long and estimated to weigh about 4 pounds. The proliferation of the bright orange fish, which don't naturally live in Minnesota waters, is a problem that's plagued communities around the metro as pet owners seeking a humane next chapter for their pets — which hail from east Asia and are a smaller cousin of the common carp — end up adding...
  • In New Dr. Seuss Book, Cat In The Hat Gives Kids Puberty Blockers While Their Mother Isn’t Home

    03/08/2021 8:51:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 5, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    NEW YORK, NY—Things have changed quite a bit in the world of Dr. Seuss, as six of his works have been pulled from publication, banned from sale on eBay, and eliminated from people’s minds using lobotomies to help fight the threat of racism. To get with the times, though, a new Dr. Seuss book has been released, called The Cat in the Hat (He/Him). “In this new book, using reworked art from Dr. Seuss,” said a letter from Dr. Seuss’s estate, “the Cat in the Hat once again finds the two children home alone and bored. This time he diagnoses...
  • Man accused of abandoning pet fish faces animal cruelty charges

    04/04/2019 3:01:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 98 replies
    WECT News 6 ^ | April 3, 2019 | By Clint Bullock and Chelsea Donovan
    NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A New Hanover County man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly failed to provide fresh water and food to his pet fish and abandoned it after he was evicted from his home last month. Michael Ray Hinson, 53, was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with three counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals and one count of abandonment of an animal. He was given a $4,000 unsecured bond and later released from jail. Lt. Jerry Brewer, spokesperson for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, said Hinson was evicted from his...
  • Goldfish Are Threatening a Whole Colorado Lake Ecosystem (truncated)

    04/07/2015 11:33:21 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    GMA via Yahoo! ^ | 04.07.2015 | AVIANNE TAN
    Colorado wildlife officials say they believe someone dumped four to five pet goldfish in a Boulder lake about two years ago, and they have now multiplied to over 3,000 to 4,000 fish.
  • Bury the Goldfish (Humor Break)

    01/28/2014 6:01:04 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 3 replies
    YouTube-Channelbee ^ | 10/06/2008 | NoIdea
    He spits out his coffee! Video at the linkee.
  • (Giant) Goldfish influx threatens to cloud pristine Lake Tahoe waters

    02/22/2013 11:47:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/22/13 | Laila Kearney | Reuters
    VALLEJO, California (Reuters) - Giant goldfish have mysteriously found their way into the famously crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe, the nation's second-deepest lake, alarming researchers and raising questions about the invasive species' long-term effects. Goldfish weighing as much as 4 pounds and measuring up to a 1-1/2 feet in length have recently been caught in Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border, and scientists say the influx threatens native species while posing a potential waste pollution problem. "These fish are competing with the native fish, and that's a big part of the problem," said Heather Segale, spokeswoman for the Tahoe Environmental...
  • Michigan Fisherman Hooks 3-Pound, 15-Inch Long Goldfish (PHOTO)

    01/20/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, January 19 | Michael Walsh
    Michigan fisherman hooks 3-pound, 15-inch long goldfish Mike Martin caught the large goldfish while ice fishing at Lake St. Clair in Michigan. He says he plans to eventually mount the catch, which has become an international sensation. Mike Martin, 25, set out onto the icy surface of Lake St. Clair, a freshwater lake between Michigan and Ontario, on Jan. 11. The temperature was beginning to rise and there was a feeling in the air that it might be his last ice fishing opportunity for a while. He cut a circle in the ice and dropped his line into the familiar...
  • San Francisco Communists… er… City Gov Bans Pet Fish?

    06/16/2011 2:40:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 17, 2011 | Eric Odom
    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...
  • San Francisco Mulls Goldfish Ban

    06/16/2011 4:42:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | June 16, 2011 | Sajid Farooq
    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.
  • SF Animal Control Commission seeks ban on goldfish

    06/15/2011 11:31:29 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/15/11 | Matier and Ross
    San Francisco's ever-active Animal Control and Welfare Commission has renewed its push for a pet sale ban in the city - only this time, it even covers goldfish. 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. But goldfish, guppies and tropical fish?
  • Complaints end goldfish racing at Washington state bar

    04/23/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/23/11 | AP
    TACOMA, Wash. -- The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists. Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.
  • Goldfish survives 7 hours out of water

    03/25/2010 5:44:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,235+ views
    upi ^ | March. 25, 2010
    A British woman said her 13-year-old goldfish survived for seven hours out of water after she removed him from his tank because she thought he was dead. Carol Norris, 44, of Cambridge, England, said the goldfish, Mr. Fish, was floating at the top of his tank at his 7 a.m. feeding time so she wrapped him in tissue paper and placed him in the empty bathtub to protect the fish's remains from falling prey to the family cats, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Norris said she returned from shopping with her partner, Darren Bradnick, 40, at about 2 p.m. and...
  • Scientists breed see-through goldfish with visible heart, brain, organs: report

    12/30/2009 11:57:51 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 759+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/30/09 | NICOLE CARTER
    Scientists breed see-through goldfish with visible heart, brain, organs: report BY NICOLE CARTER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 2:43 PM A photo released by Mie University shows the see-through 'ryukin' goldfish, whose beating heart can be seen through translucent scales and skin. A see-through goldfish created by Japanese scientists may be a humane alternative to dissection, as well as a unique pet, the London Daily Mail reports. The new transparent breed of fish, whose heart, brain and other organs are visible through its scales and skin, is the first of its kind, according to the Mail. "You...
  • Circle of Life - My Goldfish Died

    11/05/2009 5:45:32 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 2,928+ views
    Over the years I've had many fish tanks. More recently I had to "settle" for goldfish because of exigent circumstances. Got a couple of "junk fish" from Wal-Mart and a used an old 30 gal tank. These hearty goldfish thrived and lived literally through fire and ice storms. I named them Franny and Zooey. They thrived and grew and "loved" each other. On occasion they developed "Ick" - Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, a single-celled parasite also known as Ich. Treatment with medications always solved the infection. A few days ago Ich raised it's ugly head and, despite "heroic" efforts short of CRP,...
  • Carbon Pawprints (Save The Earth -Eat Your Pet)

    10/23/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 2,753+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Ocyober 23, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Environmentalism: As polls show belief in global warming is dropping, a new study suggests that dogs and cats, like people, are a plague upon the earth. They say people should have edible pets. Here, kitty, kitty. A new Pew Research Center study conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 says the number of Americans who think there's solid evidence the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades has plummeted from 71% in April 2008 to 57% today. Over the same period, there's been a comparable decline in the proportion of Americans who say global temperatures are rising...
  • Pasadena police find goldfish fried, others eaten

    09/30/2009 4:17:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,979+ views
    chron ^ | Sept. 30, 2009
    PASADENA, Texas — A Houston-area woman apparently burned up at her former common-law husband fried their pet goldfish and ate some of them. Pasadena police say it's a civil matter and no charges will be filed. The seven goldfish were purchased together by the couple during happier times.
  • Cops: Woman Eats Ex's Goldfish After Spat

    09/30/2009 12:02:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 860+ views
    APReport ^ | September 30, 2009
    Cops: Woman Eats Ex's Goldfish After Spat Fight over jewelry leads to untimely demise in frying pan for seven pet fish Sept . 30, 2009 PASADENA, Texas - Authorities say a Houston-area woman who was burned up at her former common-law husband fried their pet goldfish and ate some of them. Pasadena police say it's a civil matter and no charges will be filed. The seven goldfish were purchased together by the couple during happier times. Police spokesman Vance Mitchell says the man reported on Saturday that the woman took the goldfish from his apartment.
  • Houston Woman Fries and Eats Pet Goldfish After Fight With Husband

    09/30/2009 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 84 replies · 2,201+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 30, 2009
    PASADENA, Texas — Authorities say a Houston-area woman who was burned up at her former common-law husband fried their pet goldfish and ate some of them. Mitchell says the two argued earlier about some jewelry the man had given her but took back. She wanted the jewelry returned. Officers who were dispatched to the woman's home arrived to find four fried goldfish on a plate. The woman said she already ate the other three.
  • Pepperidge Farm Sweetens Up The Grocery Aisle With New Goldfish(R) Grahams

    04/06/2009 5:50:23 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 999+ views
    foxbusiness ^ | March 30, 2009
    Pepperidge Farm is pleased to announce a delicious, new addition to the Goldfish line of baked snack crackers with the launch of Goldfish smiling snacks that are satisfyingly sweet. Ideal for lunch boxes or on the go, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams are sure to please moms and kids alike. Goldfish Grahams are made with whole grains and contain no artificial preservatives. Goldfish Grahams are available in three popular flavors: Honey, Chocolate and Cinnamon. With the addition of these tasty new flavors, Pepperidge Farm now offers consumers thirteen different flavors of Goldfish crackers including Cheddar, Cheddar Made with Whole Grain, and...
  • Listen Up Goldie

    03/10/2009 9:50:33 AM PDT · by Revski · 1 replies · 285+ views
    You Tube ^ | 3/10/09 | Revski
    Gold fish inspiration!