Cruel and Bizarre Live Fish and Turtle Key Chains
March 26, 2011 Aron 1268838 CommentsCruel+and+Bizarre+Live+Fish+and+Turtle+Key+Chains2011-03-26+17%3A39%3A06Aronhttp%3A%2F%2Fhelablog.com%2F%3Fp%3D12688
Filled with colored water, each 7-centimeter long key ring encapsulated either one Brazil turtle or two small kingfish, and is filled with “nutrient rich” water, by which vendors claim allow the animals to live for several months. Unfortunately, after your few months are up, you have a carcass key chain.
However, no need to worry as rumor has it that nothing goes to waste – the cadavers are heated in the microwave for 15 seconds and eaten while enjoying an ice cold beer.
These adorable little gifts, which are typically sold at subway and train stations, are protected by law and, according to said law, are not considered animal abuse.
Mary Peng, the co-founder of the International Center for Veterinary Services, says that the animals will run out of oxygen and therefore probably die before the so-called nutrients in the water run out.
Animal protection groups are advocating an immediate ban, calling the item an example of “pure animal abuse.”
I think I’ll just stick to my beer bottle opener key chain, at least I won’t have to watch these little guys suffocate to death.
What do you think cruel or Christmas stocking stuffer?
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