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Friday, 15 January 2010

Weird cases: can fish be a tool?

Can a fish be a tool? That’s the legal question at the centre of a case in Arizona in which a pedicurist who used live fish to perform a ‘foot smoothing’ service is suing the regulator that has shut down her business. Her legal representative has said it is a case that “affects the economic liberty of every American”.

Until recently, customers of LaVie Nails & Spa were able to pay $30 to spend 20 minutes with their feet in a tank of warm water filled with 100 Garra Rufa carp. The toothless two-inch fish like to suck off dry skin and, according to the business, leave customers with smooth, soft feet.

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