Wisconsin says fish pedicures illegal

Wisconsin says fish pedicures illegal

There are 30 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 9, 2009, titled Wisconsin says fish pedicures illegal. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

State regulators say the trendy fish pedicures making their way into some U.S. cities are illegal in Wisconsin.

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“it takes a lot to laugh...”

Since: May 08

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#1 Apr 9, 2009
There goes my pirhana pedicure franchise!!
Bud in St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 9, 2009
It's Wisconsin all they need is a beer and a smoke and they should be ready to go.

“Let's put a smile on that face”

Since: Jan 09

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 9, 2009
Please tell me this isn't some animal rights group's doing? The fish used for this procedure live off our dead skin cells, it's a symbiotic relationship and does absolutely zero harm to the fish. One more nanny state mandate.
attn_required

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 9, 2009
eeeewwww people, PUMICE stone!!! Quit being lazy and scrub scrub scrub!!!!!
Gal Friday

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Apr 9, 2009
OMG I HAD to read this to find out what it was about.
Bob

United States

#6 Apr 9, 2009
The next thing is people won't be able to wade in lake Michigan because it can't be disinfected between uses.

But, what can you expect from a state that used to, and may still, send police to peep in peoples windows to make sure they're not having sex in some illegal way.
overgovernmentis m

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 9, 2009
Overgovernmentism - New word I'm came up with. I'm going to use it in a sentence: When our elected officals get involved in fish pedicures, it is a perfect example of overgovernmentism.
tina

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Apr 9, 2009
They are suffering from overgovernmentitis.
felix

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 9, 2009
this is not being very diverse ! whats this communist country coming too?
Big Bobby

Maple Grove, MN

#10 Apr 9, 2009
I'm sick and tired of overgovernmentism already!!!!
And the word for it was just invented!!!!
missdeb57

Owatonna, MN

#11 Apr 9, 2009
I think that, as a person who gets pedicures, that the only problem I would have would be putting my feet into unclean water. I don't wade in lakes, though I did use to swim in the ocean. I think that since this is not considered a procedure as far as the licensing goes, then they should not do it in a shop like that. Let them do it in their homes and have people come there. No licensing, no problem. I, myself, will continue to go someplace that uses a pumice stone. I think paying extra for fish to munch on my feet is not in my budget.
GrandRapids Reader

Duluth, MN

#12 Apr 9, 2009
Remember that carp were introduced to the US to keep weeds down in ponds in golf courses?? I think there is a larger issue here to keep invasive species from pushing out native fishes etc.
V-MAN

Plymouth, MN

#13 Apr 9, 2009
big deal.there just mad the cant find a way to tax it yet. a-holes
Concerned Citizen

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Apr 9, 2009
So that's what a fish pedicure is! No wonder my fish pedicure business has been failing. I thought it involved giving pedicures TO fish-- a snap, since they haven't any feet (except for the rare axolotl), but after all there's a sucker born every minute, and I figured plenty of those suckers owned pet fish.
Dang it. And I had to sign a two year lease on my storefront.

Since: Mar 09

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Apr 9, 2009
nitrain wrote:
Please tell me this isn't some animal rights group's doing? The fish used for this procedure live off our dead skin cells, it's a symbiotic relationship and does absolutely zero harm to the fish. One more nanny state mandate.
Um I think the reason Wisconsin has made this Illegal is because its not sanitary. Read the article... No way to cleanse the fish in between feet.
Asian Delight

Buffalo, MN

#16 Apr 9, 2009
There has to be some antibacterial soap we can use on the fish right?
Just scoop up the fish and give them a rub down with some hand sanitizer and pop them back in the water for the next munching. Whats the big deal here?
Better yet, let the little freaky Asian chicks nibble on my bunions and dead skin. Me love them long time. It would be easier to rub them down with the antibacterial soap.
Mr Rogers

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Apr 9, 2009
You know what's crazy? Wisconsin judges weren't sure if they had the authority to stop a person from screwing a dead deer or if there were laws in place that criminalized screwing a corpse. It's no wonder this state is known as the 'Hillbilly state' of the Midwest.
Pursuit of Happiness

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Apr 9, 2009
I'm sure glad the government is watching out for us on this! I was going to go down and get my toenails nibbled. Now I know better! Thank you big brother :)
Maplewood

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Apr 9, 2009
I say go sit on a dock on put your feet in the water. Let the small sunfish and minnows had at it and the good news it's free and the sad news is when the water gets to cold then go to a place and pay the price or do it yourself
Groucho

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Apr 9, 2009
Do fish have feet? I didn't read the story just the headline.

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