Owning just 1 pet goldfish illegal in Switzerland

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How many of you own a fish tank? Hopefully you have more than one fish in it because …..

In Switzerland, it has been illegal to own one solitary goldfish since 2008, when the country introduced a whole host of animal rights’ legislation.

Why? Because fish are actually ‘social’ creatures. In the sea they swim in shoals, so it makes perfect sense that they would need companions.

The Swiss government believes it is cruel to force them to live in isolation – but it doesn’t just apply to fish.

The country has other bizarre rules regarding pet ownership:

If you want just the one cat, you must let it outside so it can see other cats. If it’s going to be kept indoors, then you’ve got to get two.

You can’t have just one parrot in Switzerland. You have get him a friend to talk to!

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Hannah
Hannah
5 years ago

Odd stuff!

Hannah
Hannah
5 years ago

That’s REALLY weird!

jordan goldsmith
jordan goldsmith
5 years ago

what the???? that’s so weird.

Miss raisin
Miss raisin
5 years ago

Wow. Just wow.

tawai
tawai
5 years ago

gold fish don’t swim in salt water

ashley
5 years ago

fishy

BrendonUrie'sForehead
BrendonUrie'sForehead
5 years ago

Awww, That’s pretty sweet. Good on Switzerland! I completely agree. How would you like it if you were left all by yourself in solitary confinement?

YOLO
YOLO
5 years ago

but at my house i have about 10…why can’t they???\

YOLO
YOLO
5 years ago

i have like 10 goldfish at home…WHY CANT THEY?!?!?!??!?!?!?

fISH
fISH
5 years ago

WHY?!?!?

Liam
Liam
5 years ago

This cant be true! The question is why ?

cat
cat
5 years ago

why

fishy
fishy
5 years ago

hmm this is very fishy….

AMAZING...
AMAZING...
5 years ago

Really??? At least that law isn’t in NZ… 🙂

Hamy
Hamy
5 years ago

In my opinion I think that it’s a bit crazy, but I guess it’s nice. My friend would really approve of this action of kindness.

macy woodason
macy woodason
5 years ago

wow

mr snow
mr snow
5 years ago

thats is fine to me i love pets

Room 17 UHPS
Room 17 UHPS
5 years ago

I think it is great that in Switzerland pets must socialize. Wouldn’t you be so sad and lonely if your were a goldfish and you didn’t have any family or friends

Pie
Pie
5 years ago

I have one gold fish but I’m in nz so I’m fine

Pie
Pie
5 years ago

This is super fishy

Minecrafter
Minecrafter
5 years ago

I like fish I wish that they added fish on minecraft then minecraft would be very fishy

Phoebe
Phoebe
5 years ago

It’s nice that they’re thinking about how the animals feel not the human???

Potato
Potato
5 years ago

I don’t care if I am a lone fish on this one but… That’s a pretty good idea. I think all fishies need friends!

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