China has been selling bizarre souvenirs for a while, but these living keychains cross the line from quirky to inhumane.
Small, live animals such as turtles, fish, salamanders , and frogs are trapped in a small plastic bubble filled with water, beads, and other decorations. The bubbles are barely big enough for the animals to move so they just stay there suspended. One vendor told CNN that the water contains crystallized oxygen and other nutrients to keep the small animals alive for a few days.
While we look at these keychains as something awful, the vendors have a strange justification as to why they're okay.
And you're not going to like it.