Animals are abused and exploited for man’s benefit all over the world. From dolphin hunting to killing animals for fur, the brutal practices are still doing the round even after some restrictions have been placed upon them. Another animal torture that is very prevalent in China is trapping water animals or amphibians like turtles or fish in a small water-filled plastic bag, to be sold as keychains. The practice is outrageous for more reasons than one, and us ..unacceptable as it is being done on a bulk basis. People buying the keychain souvenirs with animals in them don’t even value them later in and maybe just discard them. But this is actually a thriving industry. So, here’s what you really need to know about the horrible animal assault practice. ..
Taking living animals and keeping them in an aquarium or a tank is a common practice and an acceptable one as they are sustained with food and proper habitat. These animals in China are kept in a very small sealed plastic bag, with hardly any space to move and of course no food. And they stay alive for just a couple of days as the oxygen inside the bag runs out….
Exploitation or business?..
Thousands of roadside stalls across China sell the souvenirs, and while it has acquired a lot of attention over the years, hardly anything is being done to stop it. Selling trapped living animals as cheap jewelry is abominable for more reasons than one, but for many people, it is pure business…
Asia, and especially China has very loose laws on animal protection unless it is.. an exotic or endangered species. The cases of animal cruelty have been going on for ages and since there are no absolute laws, nothing can be done about it….
It’s a tourism gimmick
Live animals entrapped in jewelry is, of course, a hearjewelryrism propaganda and people who are buying it are just as responsible as people who are selling it. But this is an exotic commodity which is not available in any other country, so it’s a terrible novelty….