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Living Keychains: For Sale in China:

Living Keychains: For Sale in China:

Street vendors are selling tiny turtles and fish sealed inside plastic bags. Designed as good luck charms, they are used as a part of a keyring, the Global Times reported. These items are commonly hawked at subway and train station entrances. The cruelty is inherent as these living creatures require oxygen to survive. After the animals are sealed inside a plastic bag the small amount of oxygen present depletes in a relatively short period of time. This results in a certain death sentence by suffocation. Want to see a photo? China is well known for its lack of animal cruelty laws. The only animal related law China has on the books is against killing endangered wildlife. China is also well known for human consumption of cats and dogs as well as fur farming of what most consider domesticated pets. So, it’s not a stretch to discover these tiny amphibians being sealed in a smal...

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