Oct. 3, 2008 at 11:20am
You just can't make this stuff up:
Nail salons won’t be allowed to use live, skin-eating fish when performing pedicures, the state Department of Licensing has ruled.
A King County salon had offered the service, in which tiny fish eat dead skin cells, but no longer. State officials require all tools and implements used in a pedicure to be sanitized, disinfected or disposed of after using.
“We do not believe you can properly sanitize a live fish,” said Liz Luce, director of the Washington state Department of Licensing.
“We are greatly concerned about the safety of salon customers who choose to put their feet in a tank of live fish to eat away dead skin,” she said in a statement.
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by Twisty on 10/3/2008 @ 3:58pm
|Ah, the Nanny State never sleeps!|
Am I the only one who caught this?
â€œWe are greatly concerned about the safety of salon customers who choose to put their feet in a tank of live fish to eat away dead skin,â€ she said in a statement.
OK, so whose feet are they, anyhow? And who should get to decide just exactly how to clean said feet?
by NineInchNachos on 10/4/2008 @ 1:23am
|this will only encourage the blackmarket live fish foot eating cleaning thingy.
I mean I can see it more as animal cruelty these poor little fish having to munch on people's stinky feet all day.
by NineInchNachos on 10/4/2008 @ 1:24am
|if we outlaw skin eating foot fish, then only outlaws will have skin eating foot fish!
by fredo on 10/4/2008 @ 11:44am
|There is a long history of using leeches to improve blood circulation and maggots to clean diseased flesh, I suppose we're going to have to give these up too?|
Stuff on my brain.