In a commercial street in China, little tortoises are found packaged as souvenir! These little tortoises are still alive and swimming inside a herbal solution. The store owner says it can live for 1-3 months. 5 RMB a piece. Chinese vendors have been selling these cruel keychains that consist of either a Brazil turtle or two small kingfish sealed inside a small plastic baggy. Each bag, seven centimeters in length, is filled with colored liquid and imprisoned animals of your choice. The vendors, who sell the baggies at the entrances to subways or train stations, claim the colored water is a “nutrient rich” solution that allows the live creatures shoved inside a seven centimeter bag to live for a few months, after which–if this story couldn't get any more depressing–the animals die and, according to Helablog, “rumor has it…the cadavers are heated in the microwave for 15 seconds and eaten while enjoying an ice cold beer.”
If the existence of these keychains wasn't cruel enough, the fact that they’re not illegal makes them even worse, as China only has a Wild Animal Protection Law, under which these keychains do not happen to fall. Since there is no law preventing the existence of these keychains, so there may not be an end to them anytime soon and, according to the Global Times, the depressing keychain business is doing well.
According to the co-founder of the International Center for Veterinary Services, Mary Peng, the fish and turtles wouldn’t survive too long in the sealed plastic bag due to the lack of oxygen, regardless of how “nutrient rich” the colored water may be. This is the most heinous act of cruelty and can never be accepted! No one knows how many little lives were slowly suffocated to silent death; their fate sealed in a bag, has the commercial world no more other ideas to make money!
Please help and 'Share' this cruel story. Hopefully some media or government will pick up this news and step in to stop this animal cruelty! Perhaps find the real victim and put an end to such uncivilized act.
Let's save these little lives. Small as they may be, they are still alive and deserve to live. They deserve a chance, like each one of us. Let's fight for them! Quote by J from Forever Awezome