Though all of our sea creatures are becoming extinct at an alarming rate, live sea animals are being sold as keyrings in China.
One salesman claimed that the creatures could live as long as several months because the water contains “nutrients” - a claim that is unlikely at best. […] Even if this were true, it doesn’t excuse the fact that the creatures have no space to move around in, very little air, and are likely to be smashed in someone’s pocket. The worst part is that this practice is completely legal! Chinese law prohibits the sale of wild animals, but apparently the legislation does not apply to selling turtles and fish in such inhumane fashion.
Just knew about this via @OMGFacts and this post is a WARNING: If you’re selling live animals as keyrings in China or any other part of the world, beware! The Internet will expose you even if your country’s law doesn’t prohibit you from doing such cruel and merciless act.
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