Live Goldfish Keychain Eventually Becomes Simply Goldfish Keychain

by AndrewD

What’s the deal yo? Why are vendors in Qingdao, China putting goldfish inside of these mini-keychains and selling them off? Well, money, of course. But how twisted is this, for real? Sources say that the fish inside would only survive a few hours, and is usually lucky to get past the manufacturing phase in one piece.

China must have some sort of animal cruelty laws set-up in their government, so we doubt that these Live Goldfish Keychains will last very long. But what the hell?! Even if the fish survived would people even actually rock this on their keys? Screw the whales for the moment. Save the Goldfish!

Since the plastic heart-shaped keychain is completely sealed, the fish gets very little air and there is no way to feed the little guy. So in other words, unless you carefully scalpel the keychain open without slicing up the fish in the process, the little gold swimmer inside is doomed for a slow death of suffocation, and we don’t even harvest goldfish for food.

If you live in the waterfront Qingdao area, please, do something. I dunno. Just buy all of them up and set the little guys free. Maybe even just punch the vendors in the face a few times. Just do something! This is both cruel and unusual. And I’m not even a fish guy.

Source via Geekologie

9 reviews or comments

Nia Says: June 15, 2008 at 9:39 pm

This is cruel .
poor goldfish

jamie Says: July 11, 2008 at 7:33 am

Wtf- protest for the gold fish!!!!! Don’t Chinese like gold fish….

Astrid Ucelo Says: July 23, 2008 at 9:52 am

En serio que qué crueldad, la gente no debería comprar eso… que verguenza que se produzcan esa clase de cosas.

Liz Says: June 29, 2010 at 5:18 pm

This is absolutely and totally cruel!

yuki Says: July 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm

while admit ti’s cruel,it does look pretty cute…it’d be a better profit if they used fakes.

TLF Says: August 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Actually, I don’t think China does have animal cruelty laws. I traveled in China for ten days and observed more cruel treatment of animals (especially dogs) in that time period than in over 40 years here.

animal lover Says: August 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

China is not ahead of the US in technology. We provide the brains and then have them do the production with cheap labor. Anyways, my purpose for posting, is to express my horror as this cruel death for the sake of a few cents profit and a little excitement.

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