We all have a keychain. However, we don’t pay much attention to them. They aren’t an important part of our life.
There are, however, people who pay attention to their keychains and who love to decorate them. They add things such as these on their keychains:
There are also people who went the extra mile when it comes to decorating keychains. Such people have live animals on their keychains. Here’s a snap of a live turtle on a keychain:
This is just the beginning to the story of live animals on keychains. There are even weirder live animal keychains. Want to see them?
This weird trend originated in China. Here’s a snap of a Chinese street vendor where you can purchase live salamanders on a keychain:
Chinese street vendors who sell these live animal keychains claim that the animals aren’t treated cruelly:
The average price of a live animal keychain is $1.50
Experts in animal biology say that the practice of live animal keychains is dangerous
“Lack of food and diminishing oxygen concentrations within both the water and the small amount of air in these plastic pouches will cause the animals to die in a relatively short period of time after the pouches are sealed,”
claims David Neale, Animals Asia welfare director.
We hope that this practice will soon be criminalized in China because animals don’t deserve to live in these keychains. Animals are supposed to be free!