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Fish Sealed in Keychains As Unofficial Olympic Merchandise

The Scoop: Fish Are Not Keychains!

Hold on to your fins, 'cause this story may have you seeing red! Waterfront vendors in Qingdao, China, are selling sealed plastic keychains filled with goldfish as souvenirs! The keychains are being printed with a picture of Huanhuan, one of the five Olympic mascots for the 2008 games, and being pawned off as unofficial merchandise for this year's sailing events. Not surprisingly, a representative from the UK's RSPCA says the little goldies aren't expected to survive in their confined space for long:

“The fish would survive just a few hours, and would be lucky to make it from the manufacturers to the point of sale. This product shows a shocking lack of respect for a living thing and should be withdrawn from sale. We can’t understand why anyone would want to buy such a thing."

Poor fishies! I'm surprised that these were ever allowed to be made!


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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
poor little fishy
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I agree with Foxie. I think God gave people stewardship over the earth and other animals. Stewardship (per Webster): Careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care. This is appalling.
Baznsuz Baznsuz 8 years
This coming from a country that knowingly skins animals alive to supply fur for clothing does not surprise me! And, Yes I have seen the undercover video so I know this is true, and it is as horrific as it sounds! I hope vistors to the Games will make their feelings about animal cruelty understood by the Chinese. Better yet nobody should go, and we should boycott ALL Chinese products - that will get the message home.
neonjelly neonjelly 8 years
such a bad idea.
shamrock shamrock 8 years
I beleve this was done years ago with sea horses! Pins,#Braclets.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
gross, dont people realize that in a matter of hours, you will have a dead fishy? and than be carrying around a fishy corpse as a keychain? I used to get mad at carnivals in the US carrying goldfish as prizes cause those suckers get carried around in sloshy bags for hours by 7 year olds....
eruntale eruntale 8 years
OMG this is such a crime! How it can be stopped!!!
TsuKata TsuKata 8 years
This is terrible. How can that be an item of good fortune when a life is a price for it?
foxie foxie 8 years
Raj, You're supposed to keep a peaceful dominion over God's creatures that are inferior to you. He didn't make them for you to exploit them, he made them for you to protect. You have issues you need to work out if you seriously believe God intends for man to abuse anyone weaker than him.
CoronaLove CoronaLove 8 years
pieces of you know what.
jessielynn657 jessielynn657 8 years
How could you even think of this to sell? How is this an incredible product that you think the market will love.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
how sad. They KNOW they won't live, so who would even want to buy this anyway, it's going to be dead in a hour? Gross. Poor little guys. I remember those painted hermit crabs, my friend had one when we were in HS, it lived forever.
RajIndia RajIndia 8 years
God made us lords over all animals and plants, didn't He? So why are commis trying to keep us from doing what we want? Regulations are the first step towards tyranny. Jesus, some people get worked up over some fish?!
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
This makes me as angry as the hand painted hermit crabs for sale in the mall. The fish thing reminds me of my senior prom when the juniors hosting the prom put beta fishes in a bowl with a floating candle. Super smart right! This infuriates me.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
This is a terrible idea.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
How horrible! Poor fish :(
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
OMG that is horrible. I am at a lose for words... it is unbelievable how incredibly stupid humans can be.
Astro_nerd Astro_nerd 8 years
Oh, wow! This is disgusting! Putting an animal into a tiny bag for a money making gimmick – sick, absolutely sick. I am really put off by this, and Foxie, I agree with you, not surprising at all.
foxie foxie 8 years
Big suprise coming from morally bankrupt China. They're disgusting.
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