AVAAZ.org have a petition to stop the sale of living animals as keychain/lucky charm.
The petition calls on the United Nations to:
...demand the Chinese government to ban the manufacture and sale of amulets and jewelry containing live animals.
As the petition explains, this “new fashion” jewelry in China has:
...animals living under plastic containing a liquid nutrient and oxygen that allows them to live up to 2 months.
This is cruel and should be condemned by the international community.
Though it has been claimed that the animals can live up to two months in the “nutrient” environment, this is not true, as the animals die within days through a lack of oxygen.
This story has been featured in the news since 2008, but nothing has been done to stop this horrific trade.
Please sign the petition to help highlight and stop the sale of amulets and jewelry containing live animals. Thank you.
With thanks to Lindsay Reid.