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Seems like a new “bar game” has sparked the interest of more than just the patrons at Coach’s Bar and Grille in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The owner, Frank Turk, has had quite a boom in business since starting his goldfish racing nights. As many as 30 participants enter each time he has one. It’s proven so popular that he’s actually held tournaments with prizes and all, including new bikes and flat-screen televisions.
“Like old folks and young folks are racing against each other,” Turk said. “Joking with each other.”
The setup does not cost much. All that’s needed is a couple of gutters filled with water and several goldfish. Turk said the rules are easy; dump a fish into the water-filled gutter, squirt water at your racer and watch it swim to the finish line.
What’s the problem then? PETA spokesperson Gemma Vaughan said since the fish is so small squirting water from a spray bottle would probably feel more like blasting water at the fish. Vaughan said it could be hurting them.
“Most people don’t know that fish are very sensitive animals and they do have complex nervous systems,” Vaughan said. “Fish might not be cute and cuddly like dogs and cats but these fish do feel pain just the same.”
PETA is also concerned after hearing drunken patrons are swallowing the live fish for added entertainment. Turk said it has happened only once at Coach’s.
“In the 30-some odd weeks that we’ve done this we’ve had one person drink the fish,” Turk said. “It’s their own prerogative if they want to drink the fish. I’m not going to say no but it would be funny if they did.”
PETA said bar patrons should think twice before swallowing a goldfish for fun because the fish carry bacteria that can get humans sick.