Live goldfish inside unofficial Olympic keychains

Live goldfish inside keychains

In a similar bit of news to my earlier post on the Chinese fish necklaces, traders in Qingdao have also begun selling live fish inside keychains. Qingdao is the site for the Olympic sailing events for the Beijing 2008 games.

On the front of the keychain itself is an unofficial copy of an Olympic mascot. China nor the IOC condones this product. Unlike the teen fashion necklaces, these keychains do not offer the fish any food or oxygen. The plastic keychains are sealed so the fish only survive a few hours.

Via Telegraph.

What do you think?

Written by xorsyst

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  1. To truly decide you’d have to look at the aquaculture of the fish and assess the disease risks. I think it comes down to both products being pretty crappy. I will admit I will fish (and eat said fish) with no qualms, but something about killing animals just for the sake of fashion has always bothered me a bit. If it’s not tasty, why bother?

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