Saturday, August 02, 2008

Green Around The Gills

Is That An Aquarium Around Your Neck?

Marine biologists in Chengdu, China, have condemned a fad among young girls for wearing live fish as jewellery. Vendors say the fish can live up to three months in the sealed containers which contain water, fish food and two solid oxygen balls. They say the fish can be released in ponds or tanks by breaking open the pendants.

FOOTNOTE: Minding Nemo.

10 comments:

74WIXYgrad said...

I don't know what I would give this on a "scale" of 1 to 10.

Of course, all the animal rights people here in the states would have a fit with this fad.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

weird or what, first your post Minding Nemo..LOL, I had to read it twice to check it was for real!!

then I noticed the date 'august 2' ...l thought whats going on!? but of course its tomorrow for you ... and its friday, a sunny afternoon here in Uk.

Colleen said...

THat is as crazy as platform shoes with live fish in them in the 70's!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

OMG that is just gross and very wrong too - good to know the Olympics are in such good hands!

I was only watching the crazy pollution problem they have there last night on the news and thinking 'great decision' Olympic committee!

Maybe they'll give fish pendants instead of medals?

Bee Repartee said...

Released and then what? They are going to be useless with their sea legs.

Les Becker said...

I have to say that this is a crude, nasty, cruel, horrible trend.

And I want one.

Les Becker said...

PS - Come listen to Ruby sing.

Shrinky said...

Ugh, why the heck would anyone want to dangle live fish around their necks? (Give me diamonds any day.)

San said...

But is it more humane than goldfish-eating? And for whom?

Bubba's Sis said...

Alternate Footnote: Silver and Goldfish