Live Animals Sold As Keychains And Necklaces in china.
For years in China these keychains and trinkets have been sold: small plastic bags with trapped live turtles, snakes, salamanders or frogs! Small animals float together with tiny plastic decorations in a brightly colored liquid, and can hardly move. This is horrible.
The international news media, CNN, reported the case in 2011, and there has been little progress since it has been banned.
Beijing and many other metropolises in this Asian country sell these keychains and accessories to the tourists for around $1.50 each.
The bag contains oxygen and crystallized nutrients which allow the animals to live for a short time. These keychains are sold at the exit of a Beijing subway station.
He said the animals could live for days, but also cautioned that they should be released from the bag as soon as they run out of food, or else they will suffocate.
The keychains, used in different Asian countries, have become a staple of style in China. Live fish, tortoises, and other amphibians are sold for $1.50 and people are actually buying them.
In addition to the small amount of water in the small plastic bags, crystallized oxygen is also applied to ensure the animal stays alive for a few months and allows its owners the ‘entertainment’ of watching a helpless animal struggle for their life in a confined space before it eventually dies.
PETA also spoke on the matter and denounced the act. They’re a kind of gross violence, PETA said.
‘These key chains offer no way to feed the animals and no way to breathe. Fish and reptiles, all like to breathe oxygen. Regardless of what these vendors tell people about the water, these animals are expected to die within days, if not hours, after people take them home’.
This is how Live Animals are sold as Keychains in China.
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