|Picture of a goldfish keychain in China|
Image from here.
Well, it's not just weird, it's pretty messed up. I mean, I get that a live fish or a live turtle would make a pretty cool keychain, but at what expense to the poor little creature? There is certainly no way to feed the fish or turtles in the keychain, so what happens? The answer: they die. Apparently, the Chinese vendors claim that the water is nutrient rich, but it is a bunch of nonsense (click here for more details). The turtles or fish meet their demise in a few days, but hey, you sure looked cool with that keychain, right?
Wrong. It definitely is NOT cool having a dead fish or a dead turtle hanging in a plastic bag from your keys. It is unfortunate that this is legal in China and it is more unfortunate that people waste their money on such things. Thoughts?