As a Chinese, I detest China for being extremely cruel to animals..
The hottest fad in China now is sealing live fish, terrapins and baby
salamanders in airtight plastic bags and selling them as keychains.
According to a description on the Ocean Story website, each packet is a mere 7cm in length, and is filled with coloured water along with the imprisoned live creature.
Street vendors claim the water is rich in nutrients, but this is apparently not true.
Without oxygen and food the animals get to live for only a few days, if they are lucky. The most depressing part is, this is legal.
A netizen who commented on the YouTube video wrote: "They spend their short life in a 7cm prison, swimming in their 'nutritious' meal which is getting mixed with their waste, which they still have to eat to stay alive.
"They get to spend their day slowly suffocating and starving to death in a prison where the can barely move. This is one of the most awful things I have ever heard of in my life. This has to be stopped as soon as possible."
Another YouTube user commented: "I would steal all of them and free them! They don't get my money for being cruel!"
Cheng Wing Yee
This petition closed about 2 years ago
How would you feel if you were the live turtle and being trapped in an air-tight bag for days until you die? isn't this torture? It had been bad enough to kill and consume animals and now.. we...
How would you feel if you were the live turtle and being trapped in an air-tight bag for days until you die? isn't this torture? It had been bad enough to kill and consume animals and now.. we even lead to torture? HOW MUCH MORE does we want to take from this helpless animals? put a stop to it before .. is too late. A little effort MIGHT BE the last light of hope for this poor living-beings.