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Stop Using Live Animals As Key Chains!

    1. Stacey Peters
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      Stacey Peters

      Toronto, Canada

Plastic key chains containing a living fish or snake-necked turtle or a young giant salamander have become increasingly popular in China. Treating these sea creatures this way is horrific. The key chains are only about seven centimeters in length. The fish or turtle is sealed in plastic containing colored water and attached to a key chain. Some consider the key chains good luck, but the living creatures they contain are certainly not lucky.

The creators of the key chain claim the water contains enough nutrients for the fish or turtle to survive for months, however this is not the case and the sealed plastic bag does not allow for oxygen, making the imprisoned creature’s life even shorter. At most, the small creatures live for a couple of days. If left alone, gold fish can live several years, snake-necked turtles and giant salamanders can live up to fifty years. Currently, there are no laws in China to protect animals that are not in the wild. This needs to be changed, as these key chains are a disgusting display of animal abuse.

Tell China to stop selling these terrible key chains and enact legislation to protect all animals.

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    • ronda carter SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      Cruel and Inhumane!!!!

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    • lawrence eastland BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Its pretty obvious, that putting a living creature in this for fun is appalling, STOP IT NOW!

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    • Even Ange SAINT MAUR DES FOSSES, FRANCE
      • over 2 years ago

      This is insane. We should put humans in those chains, hurt ourself instead of innocent creatures.

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    • Lisa Ramos ORINDA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is terrible and needs to be stopped!

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    • Helen Sharpe YORK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it is cruel and abhorrent

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