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Unbelievable: Live Animal Keychains Exist And People Are Furious

The keychains are good gift and good souvenir when you are in a hurry. It seems like the people not pay so much attention on it because we always keep them in the pocket.
But i have noticed something strange in the CNN web site and i must share this with you. These keychains definitely has made too much noise and too much attention.
Vendors in China have been selling live animal keychains for years: small plastic bubbles containing trapped turtles, fish, salamanders and frogs.

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For about $1.50 you can get one for yourself. Vendors typically sell them outside train and subway stations in the major cities.

Let’s just say that some people love them — and some people absolutely hate them.

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The keychains contains crystalized oxygen and enough nutrients to keep the animals alive.

Live goldfish keychains promoting the Olympic Games on sale in Qingdao, China - 01 May 2008...Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sipa Press / Rex Features ( 766407A ) A keychain with a 2008 Beijing Olympics mascot imprinted on it and a live goldfish inside Live goldfish keychains promoting the Olympic Games on sale in Qingdao, China - 01 May 2008source

CNN has reported on these keychains in the past and found that they were being sold for as cheap as $1.50 each.

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The keychains can contain fish or young Chinese soft-shell turtles.

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Here’s a table of keychains with both live salamanders and turtles.

The trend is has found a flourishing home in China.

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As you might imagine, animal rights groups in China have condemned these live animal keychains as “cruel” and “inhumane.”

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Still, that hasn’t stopped sale of the keychains throughout China. They’re especially popular with young people, who see them as a fashionable accessory.

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Here is a video hat captures a keychain vendor with live animals in China. If you know something new about this please share your information in the comments below.

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  • Blueygooey Gooeybluey

    the baby animals will be dead soon but as long as it looks cool, who cares right