All right, I'm convinced that San Fransisco has been targeted for a city wide mind control/social engineering experiment by the usual cabal of Dr. Evils. (it wouldn't be the first time.) Among the many other bans SF has been toying with, is this one on pets. Not just some pets, like exotic animals, or wildlife as in, it's illegal to keep a bear cub in your apartment stupid, but all pets.
The intentions behind such sweeping crazy bans is good: protect animals, reduce the number of shelter animals that are otherwise destined to be killed, etc. But it just isn't reasonable. Interesting to see where this one goes.
Pet-sales ban: San Francisco considers banning the sale of all pets — even goldfish - latimes.com
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San Francisco Considers Goldfish Ban
reposted at Octopus Confessional.
In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons." ~ The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy