Rome takes up the plight of goldfish


HBO’s Rome is a violent, bloody place. But today’s Romans are more compassionate. According to a Reuters report, Rome’s city council has just passed a law making it illegal to keep goldfish in those little round, what’s the word, ah yes, goldfish bowls that have been home to generations of the pint-size carp. This is because goldfish bowls make goldfish go blind. “It’s good to do whatever we can for our animals who, in exchange for a little love, fill our existence with their attention,” says council member Monica Cirinna.

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