Mermaid tail enthusiasts express displeasure over swimming pool ban


Members of the species Homo aquaticus are unhappy about a recent ban on mermaid tails in public pools in Edmonton, Canada. Krista Visinski, a 24-year-old mother and mermaid tail enthusiast, delivered a petition to the city with nearly 600 signatures protesting the decision.

A City of Edmonton spokesman says there is concern the tails promote holding one's breath under water for long periods of time and can lead to blackouts and drowning. Christopher Webster says the Edmonton has no plans to lift its ban, but may allow for an exception so Visinski can continue her tail training.


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