San Francisco: The city's latest silly notion is to ban sales of pets - latimes.com
Honestly, it's not that we go out of our way to razz San Francisco as the home of nutty ideas. It's just that lately, the city has been making it hard to do otherwise, giving unexpectedly serious consideration to a series of odd proposals: The November ballot measure that would ban male circumcision of children, which isn't expected to pass. The Happy Meal ban, which did pass. And now, the goldfish ban.
Actually, it's not just a goldfish ban. The measure being pushed by San Francisco's Animal Control and Welfare Commission would ban all sales of all pets: kittens, snakes, hamsters, goldfish. Rats!