Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Now you can have your very own PET!!! Wait... in a *key chain*?


China China China China.


This is one of the times my brain screams out "PETA!!!! PETA where ARE you?!!!" China desperately needs PETA.

Thanks to my friend Christa for finding this little guy and FREEING him - I can share with you the trend in China - or Beijing at least - to have a pet. IN a key chain. Turtles, fish, and even newts.

My friend Katharine asks a good question. How do you feed it?

Apparently you don't? You just let them slowly suffocate and die?

Gross. This is gross on so many levels.

**Please no political comments! (don't want me to get in trouble right?!)

Anyway - I just returned from a trip to Xi'an (again).... this time we had the super special VIP tour that is only given to special people, such as heads of state and CEOs of major companies. My friend's husband is one of these special people and we were able to stand right next to the Terracotta warriors. Very very cool. Then we went onto Hong Kong - just a few words: COOLEST CITY EVER. Like, in the world.

I love Hong Kong.

Pictures to come.


The very bad absent blogger


  1. Are you freaking kidding me on the pets!? OMG! That is so horrible!!! I'm speechless. That is just wrong on so many levels. Sorry rant over.

    Can't wait to see your pics from HK!

  2. Oh goodness! That's disgusting. :(

    I remember the first time I went back to visit my family, they brought a live lobster onto the table, CUT OPEN. Everyone just dug in and I ran out of the restaurant crying. Everyone still remembers the incident and chuckles over it. I don't see the humour in it.

    Would love to bring my husband to Xi'An and see the terracotta warriors. They did a exhibition in Toronto recently but I told him to wait for when we can visit the actual site.

    Looking forward to your pics!

  3. We saw those little turtles when we were in China and it made me want to cry :(

    So horrible!

  4. Oh my gosh. No comment.
    The terracotta warriors are amazing!

  5. thats a REAL turtle??? i think that is just about the saddest thing i've ever seen!

    p.s. when i first read this i thought you said "thanks to my friend for finding this little guy and FREEZING him." i was slightly more disturbed than i should have been! haha

  6. Yay I got quoted in a blog...I feel immortal! Yay for posting again!

  7. So people end up walking around with dead animals on their key chains!? What a stupid trend, poor animals :'(

  8. That's horrible! Awful!! Poor animals:(

  9. That is horrible!! Whhyyyyyy... would they do that... :(