Stop Live Animals From Being Sold As Keyrings In China!
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Stop Live Animals From Being Sold As Keyrings In China!

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      A K

      Latham, NY

For the price you might expect to pay for some kitschy trinket, Chinese street vendors are selling live animals (turtles and kingfish), permanently sealed in a small plastic pouch where they can survive for a short while as someone's conversation piece.  Apparently, these unimaginably inhumane keyrings are actually quite popular -- and worst of all, it's totally legal.  Keyring ornaments are perhaps the most useless item you'll ever carry in your pocket or stuff in your purse -- but now, thanks to an increasingly popular item being sold in China, it can easily be the cruelest, too. 

According to The Global Times these keyring accessories containing live animals are widely available and sold publicly in subway stations and on sidewalks. Potential buyers have the choice between a living Brazil turtle or two small kingfish, sealed in an airtight package along with some colored water. One vendor claimed that the trapped creatures "can live for months inside there" because the water contains "nutrients," though veterinarians have already disputed this claim.

Let's tell the Chinese government that these torture/death trap keychains need to be illegal!

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    • Morris Emani LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I might only be 14 years old, but i believe that we can all make a difference some how.

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    • A S LLEIDA, SC
      • over 3 years ago

      Put chinese people into plastic bags!

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    • Melissa Alchin PACIFIC PINES, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      Why is the world so cruel?

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    • Chianne Hood NEW WHITELAND, IN
      • over 3 years ago

      Imagine someone deciding that instead of living in your natural habitat or one that resembled it you were going to live in dyed water which you would quickly suffocate in all because someone thought you would look "cute" hanging on someone's key ring. I am disgusted.

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    • Jen Peck ORLANDO, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      This is HORRIBLE! Imagine if this was instead, a cat? Every living thing deserves FREEDOM!!!

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