No more goldfish racing for WA bar

Goldfish swim in an aquarium at a hotel in Beijing, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

April 20, 2011 1:36:11 PM PDT
The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists. Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room 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 Harmon Tap Room replaced goldfish racing with beer pong.