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Animal rights complaints end bar's goldfish races

harmonbrewingco.com

(CBS/AP) TACOMA, Wash. - Fish gotta swim...but not anymore at a Washington State watering hole where complaints from animal rights activists have put an end to weekly goldfish races.

Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room in Tacoma would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.

Bartender Joel Cummings told KIRO-FM the fish were cared for when they weren't racing but occasionally they would pass away.

After complaints by phone and email, the bar replaced goldfish racing with beer pong.