German court overturns city's ban on fish pedicures; says it could order rest periods for fish

July 16, 2015 2:00 PM

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BERLIN – A German court says a city can't refuse a cosmetic salon permission to offer pedicures using fish because of animal welfare concerns.

The pedicures involve using fish to nibble dead skin off people's feet. City authorities in Cologne had argued that using fish in a spa wasn't ethically compatible with animal protection.

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