Fast Action Saves 5,000 Goldfish From Children’s Game in Illinois

July 2003

The Addison, Illinois, park district planned to hold a “Go Fish for Goldfish” Day in which 5,000 goldfish would be dumped into the city’s pool, and children would be allowed to try to capture the fish and take them home. We immediately contacted the Health Department to determine whether this cruel event would violate health codes and followed up with a fax asking for the department’s immediate intervention. The Health Department launched an investigation following our complaint and the event was canceled.

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