P-05-933 Ban Goldfish from being given away at funfairs. #OperationGoldfish



P-05-933 Ban Goldfish from being given away at funfairs. #OperationGoldfish

This petition was submitted by Holly Rosalie Homer having collected 498 signatures online and 1,918 on paper, a total of 2,416 signatures.


Text of Petition             

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to ban goldfish from being given away at funfairs.


Goldfish are still being given away as prizes at funfairs all over the country, they are complex creatures that can live up to 25+ years and grow between 25-45cm. They are kept in poor conditions and given away to someone who won on an impulse and due to this they usually only last a couple of months. This in an archaic tradition that through recent education we've realised is unethical.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 29/09/2020.


The Committee considered an update on the petition and, in light of the information provided by the Minister for Environment that work to make The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Animal Exhibits) (Wales) Regulations 2020 has been postponed due to the impact of Covid-19 and that the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group will consider the giving of animals as prizes in the future, the Committee concluded that there was little further that it could achieve at this time. The Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for bringing the issue forward.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 04/02/2020.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • South Wales Central


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 15/01/2020