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PETA opposes goldfish swallowing

Associated Press • Feb 18, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the tradition violates Ohio’s anti-cruelty laws.

Officials with the Perrysburg school district near Toledo said they’ve asked student leaders to discuss the issue and come up with a recommendation. The administration will ultimately make a decision.

The Blade newspaper reported the tradition began in 1981 when a few students ate worms before a game before they decided to eat goldfish instead.

The event happens when Perrysburg plays its rival Maumee High School.

PETA said it got involved in trying to stop the practice after getting calls from local residents.

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