LETTER: Giving goldfish away as fairground prizes was cruel

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I AM writing to say how relieved I was when I visited the fair the other weekend with my children and was informed by a stallholder they were no longer giving goldfish away for prizes.

This was a cruel practice and I want to thank Marshall Waddingtons for discontinuing it. I hope other fairgrounds will stop doing it also.

The poor fish could hardly breathe in those little plastic bags and many finished up on the floor or discarded. Children didn’t want the responsibility of having to carry them around and probably had no means of looking after them when they got them home.


Avon Drive, Barnoldswick