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PostSubject: Fair Fish   Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:55 am

Just got back from a trip to Southport Fair with T - costly business!! T went on a load of those things where you have to hook a duck/frog/pig etc and you win a prize, and was surprised to see that one of the prizes on offer were goldfish!

I thought that practice had died out a long time ago, but there were loads of baby goldfish swimming round in a large tub, ready for kids to pick their choice Shocked I suppose I should be thankful that at least they had an air pipe blowing bubbles into the tub to give them a bit of oxygen, but I dread to think what the water quality was like!

A little lad chose one of the fish as his prize, and the woman running the stall filled the plastic bag for it from the table where the ducks/frogs/pigs etc were swimming round and God knows how old that water was affraid .

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PostSubject: Re: Fair Fish   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:05 am

sounds about right for a fair diana lets just hope they all got won


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PostSubject: Re: Fair Fish   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:09 am

Doubt it dekks, there were hundreds of them! Just didn't know this was still common practice these days - I know when I was a kid I used to love trying to win a goldfish (to put in a bowl Rolling Eyes ), but thought things had progressed a bit sonce then.

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PostSubject: Re: Fair Fish   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:56 pm

well we can only hope they all stay well - fingers crossed


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PostSubject: Re: Fair Fish   Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:56 am

Report it to the local RSPCA and Trading Standard and Council - im sure at least one of those lot will be unhappy to hear about fish as prizes.
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PostSubject: Re: Fair Fish   Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:50 am

That's just shocking... Shocked

Thankfully, it was never standard practice over here but I'm amazed that people are still allowed to do that. It's almost guaranteed that 90% of those goldfish will probably be dead by the end of the month...Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Fair Fish   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:17 am

All my family are firmly against this - if I find out a fair nr to me is doing this - i'll go and buy ALL the fish from them.

It will only save a tiny number but its better than doing nothing.

I remember as a kid one fair was giving away hamsters Surprised
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