[Moron Dept.] Turtles in a purse - or a goldfish, your choice

Steven Hodson

What you are looking at up there in that photograph, and below, is the hottest little trinket being sold outside of Chinese subway stations.

Yup, you get your choice of a Brazil turtle or two small kingfish sealed inside of a small plastic baggie measuring seven centimeters in length and filled with some sort of colored liquid.

The vendors, who sell the baggies at the entrances to subways or train stations, claim the colored water is a “nutrient rich” solution that allows the live creatures shoved inside a seven centimeter bag to live for a few months, after which–if this story couldn’t get any more depressing–the animals die and, according to Helablog, “rumor has it…the cadavers are heated in the microwave for 15 seconds and eaten while enjoying an ice cold beer.”

If the existence of these keychains wasn’t depressing enough, the fact that they’re not illegal makes them even worse, as China only has a Wild Animal Protection Law, under which these keychains do not happen to fall.

via Geekosystem

If the existence of these keychains wasn’t depressing enough, the fact that they’re not illegal makes them even worse, as China only has a Wild Animal Protection Law, under which these keychains do not happen to fall.

via Geekosystem

images courtesy of Helablog

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