A NEW LOW FOR HUMAN BEINGS IS STRUCK IN CHINA AS THE DEPTHS OF IGNORANCE AND GREED HITS A NEW HIGH WITH PEOPLE SELLING AND OTHERS BUYING LIVE ANIMAL KEY CHAINS
When you see this kind of ignorance and greed and lack of compassion and understanding toward living creatures it raises many questions not the least of which is how did humans devolve to such shallow depths? Many think of the east as holistic, mystical and wise. Hmmm... The worst treatment of bears on the planet is perpetrated in China. Animal trafficking is driven by much of the superstitions of Chinese culture. The tiger penis is served in exclusive Chinese restaurants as a viagra meal and commands $5,000. Where do these horrors originate, and I mean not just in China, but where do they originate in human beings? Is it tied to the ancient history of human superiority over all other life forms? Animals as human entertainment goes back thousands of years and we still exploit and abuse them in the name of entertaining us. READ: HUMANS NEED TO RETHINK ...
SOURCE OF ARTICLE BELOW: http://www.geekosystem.com/chinese-turtles-fish-keychains/
"Filled with colored water, each 7-centimeter long key ring encapsulated either one Brazil turtle or two small kingfish, and is filled with “nutrient rich” water, by which vendors claim allow the animals to live for several months. Unfortunately, after your few months are up, you have a carcass key chain.
However, no need to worry as rumor has it that nothing goes to waste – the cadavers are heated in the microwave for 15 seconds and eaten while enjoying an ice cold beer.
These adorable little gifts, which are typically sold at subway and train stations, are protected by law and, according to said law, are not considered animal abuse." Source: http://helablog.com/2011/03/cruel-and-bizarre-live-fish-turtle-key-chains/
It's sad that stuff like this actually goes on in this world and ridiculous that petitions must circulate to give an avenue to those of us who know this is wrong, a place to be heard, but it's the way life goes sometimes. I'm not saying the petition is ridiculous -- just that the issue is so moronic that we shouldn't be seeing petitions on subjects like this! I'm signing it. Petitions have shown over and over to be an effective way to make change and this must change. It must stop. Click here or below to go to Care2's petition site.
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"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell