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SPCA calls for ban on fishbowls

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Publish Date
Fri, 28 Jan 2022, 6:46pm
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

SPCA calls for ban on fishbowls

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 28 Jan 2022, 6:46pm

The SPCA says it's time to stop putting goldfish in fishbowls. 

While goldfish can live for up to thirty years in large aquariums, a spherical bowl can cut their life expectancy down to a matter of weeks. 

Several European countries have gone as far as banning fishbowls entirely. 

Dr Alison Vaughan, a scientific officer at the SPCA, told Heather du Plessis-Allan that fishbowls are not an appropriate environment.  

“They’re not living anywhere near their potential” 

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