You can buy keychain souvenirs with live fish and turtles

April 12, 2011 · 9 comments

It’s cruel but is a fact. In China, you can buy a small fish or turtle placed in a small sealed keychain container.

The sellers claim they place nutritious supplements inside the plastic containers which keep the animals alive for as long as several months. This is of course, not true. No access to air and limited space kills these animals quite quickly.

Unfortunately, such trading activity is not banned in China and you can legally buy these poor creatures.

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larry May 28, 2011 at 10:24 am

why are chinese people nuts put all of them in a plastic bags and starve them id be laughing to see them suffer like the poor animals theyre not dolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stupid larry February 12, 2012 at 3:16 am

you go home and you cut the bag open and put the animal into a tank. duh. is everyone retarded? just think about it. Who would want a dead pet? This is just an easier and more fun way of selling the fish/turtle

siddharth paigwar October 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

i had to buy a live turtel keyring

tropical fish November 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I hate seeing this, it is most definitely not the best way to keep a fish, not only that how are you supposed to filter the water??

As you rightly say, get it home and put it into a spacious tanks

alex January 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

disgusting behaviour I have half a mind to seal the sellers in a plastic bag and claim the air has a special nutrient in it. surely something can be done abut this. I am considering going. If I ever see one in a shop I will buy it and stick it in a proper sized and maintained tank. If something is not done quickly billions of animals will suffer.

Amber April 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm


Amber April 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm

It is possibly a “more fun” way to sell a turtle or fish but it doesnt make it an less wrong.

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