Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Suit Charges Pet Store Chain With Discrimination Against Persians

Courthouse News Service reports on a discrimination lawsuit filed against Petco Animal Supplies Stores for refusing to sell goldfish to individuals of Persian descent who want to use the fish to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year.  Nowruz  is a secular holiday with roots in Zoroastrianism.  It appears that Petco may have incorrectly believed that the fish would be killed as part of the celebration. The suit was filed in state court in Los Angeles on Aug. 28.