Key Chains with Live Fish and Turtles. Terrible!Posted on Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at 6:31 pm by ReefTools
According to the Global Times, a popular trend in China is the sale of keychains featuring live animals. The poor animals, are sealed up in an airtight plastic container and are sold as Trinkets. When asked about the survival of the animals, the vendors state that the key chain includes “nutrient-rich” water which allow the animals to live for up to a month…and sometimes longer. Wow…a whole month?!?! First of all, no chance will an animal live for a month with no oxygen or food. Second of all (probably needs to be “first”) are you frickin’ nuts?! This is a very cruel practice is evidently completely legal in China, where animal cruelty laws are extremely lenient.
The new fish and turtle key chains are often seen being marketed to children around elementary schools.
If you remember back in 2008, a similar practice was observed during the olympics. Live fish were sold as Olympic paraphernalia.
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