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Since it’s World Turtle Day, I would appreciate it if you could sign the petition against living turtles/animals in keychains. Read the full article here
I wanted to present you the overdose of cuteness.
Prepare to floss your teeth carefully afterwards!
Have you already signed the petition that I posted yesterday?
I discovered this video on the same day, but I thought that I should give you guys a rest.
The video speaks for itself, so I let it do the talking.
I just discovered a new cruelty.
Living animals stuffed in a very small bag as accessoires.
This is not cool at all and I signed the petition immediately!
Please sign it too!
There you go, here’s the link. We can stop this cruelty.
“Living sea creatures are being captured and sold as keyrings! This is disgusting and should not be allowed!!
Live fish and small turtles sealed in plastic keychains have become increasingly popular items sold at subway entrances and train stations across China.
The living keychains containing Brazilian turtles or king fish swimming in colored water are considered good-luck charms by many Chinese, but animal protection groups are outraged and call them a perfect example of “pure animal abuse”. Business is booming according to Chinese online newspaper Global Times, which reports one fish and nine turtle rings have been sold in just five minutes, on Tuesday, at the Sihui subway station, in Beijing.
According to vendors, the colored water in the 7-centimeter-long keychains contains nutrients that allow fish and turtles to live inside for months. While that may be true, Mary Peng, cofounder of the International Center for Veterinary Services, says they couldn’t survive in the sealed bag for very long, due to lack of oxygen.
While animal rights activists are protesting loudly against the sale of living keychains, there isn’t much else they can do, because China only has a Wild Animal Protection Law – if the animals are not wild animals they fall outside the law’s scope. Until the law changes to protect all kinds of animals, activists can only appeal to people not to buy them, and hope the market will die due to lack of customers.
Although some people buy these bizarre keychains to carry around for good-luck, there are those who buy them just to free the poor creatures from their tiny plastic cage.“