Monday, October 6, 2008

The Goldfish Tribunal: Part 1: The Indictment


My kids caught me putting two live goldfish in the freezer yesterday. I needed to cut a goldfish in half for an upcoming shoot and figured the best way to do this was to freeze the fish first. They were appalled and begged me for a stay of execution. I would have none of it.

15 minutes later while walking through the kitchen I noticed the container I had put the fish in laying empty on the counter. My kids had liberated the fish and put them in some water in their room. I put the fish back in the freezer while my children howled.

There will be a reckoning.

10 comments:

Jean-Francois said...

Ouch.

Sirfenn said...

Nothing a few years in therapy won't cure. :-)

Anonymous said...

Sushi !!

Zeke said...

I have a shoot coming up that needs half a photographer. Any volunteers?

robert said...

does damien hurst have kids I wonder?

Anonymous said...

Photoshop wasn't an option?

queenofoakland said...

wait until the PETA freaks see that!

AskReamer said...

You might want to look into Faith No More's lawyer.

th said...

lol. Enjoying your blog. I had 2 goldfish-from-an-editorial-shoot-leftovers that I kept alive in a tank for a year out of guilt. One eventually developed a tumor on his head and it slowly blew open and he died. The other died soon after from what I assume was loneliness. I think you made the right choice.

The Goldfish Guy said...

Two words sums this up "animal cruelty", poor goldfish :(

That wasn't your kids pet goldfish now was it?

Seen someone else say that, photoshop wasn't an option?

I know when goldfish are sick it's a much debated issue on how to take away their pain. Some suggest puttting goldfish in a freezer and others disagree. If you ever have to do something like this again and I hope you don't try using clove oil that will put goldfish to sleep. If you use too much they won't wake up so this may be more of a humane way to kill a goldfish. That's just a suggestion but again hope you don't have to as this is just a way in case there is no way to heal a sick goldfish.

Sincerely,

Jamie Boyle
The Goldfish Guy