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People Outraged After Japan Skating Rink Freezes 5,000 Fish In The Ice
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People Outraged After Japan Skating Rink Freezes 5,000 Fish In The Ice

An ice skating rink that froze 5,000 dead fish and other sea creatures under ice was forced to shut down after receiving public outrage and criticism. The amusement park was called Space World and located in Kitakyushu, Japan. According to the CNN news, on the day of its opening, the company posted pictures of dead animals on Facebook with the following caption: “I am d… d… drowning, s … s… suffocating”. When this was met with public backlash, calling the company “terrible”, “sinful”, and “having no soul”, the Space World responded. The company swore that when they bought the fish they were already dead and considered unfit for consumption. They said they used real fish for educational purposes and to add something extra to the rink. “We were shocked to hear the reaction as the ice skate rink was very popular since it opened two weeks ago, we had an unprecedented number of visitors,” company’s manager Toshimi Takeda told CNN.

“We are sorry for the project and decided to close the rink on that night,” Takeda promised they would unfreeze the skate, remove the fish, and then hold an “appropriate religious service” for the dead fish.

(h/t: cnn)

An ice skating rink that froze 5,000 fish under ice received public outrage

The company posted pictures of dead animals saying: “I am d… d… drowning, s … s… suffocating”

After the criticism Space World amusement park, located in Kitakyushu, Japan was forced to shut down

They swore that when they bought the fish they were already dead and considered unfit for consumption

Space World said they used real fish for educational purposes and to add something extra to the rink

“We are sorry for the project and decided to close the rink on that night”

The company promised to unfreeze the skate, remove the fish, and then…

Hold an “appropriate religious service” for the dead fish!

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Jazmyn B (Jaz)
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5 years ago

That's actually a really cool idea. If they did it with fake aquatic animals it would be really cool to skate over them!

Morgan the Manatee
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5 years ago

Completely what I was thinking!!

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Stille20
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5 years ago

My initial thought was that is cruel, BUT then I read the companies response. If they were in fact already dead and unfit for consumption, people are getting angry over them essentially freezing garbage. If you had a dead fish that you couldn't eat, you would throw it out. At the same time Japan is still hunting whales for "scientific purposes" that is sold as food. It's kind of a strange double standard.

Lærke Littlebird
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5 years ago

I don't get it... If the fish were dead and unfit for consumption they would have been thrown out. Why not use them for this?

Wind Wolf
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5 years ago

Many people feel uncomfortable and got triggered.

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Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
5 years ago

That's actually a really cool idea. If they did it with fake aquatic animals it would be really cool to skate over them!

Morgan the Manatee
Community Member
5 years ago

Completely what I was thinking!!

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Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago

My initial thought was that is cruel, BUT then I read the companies response. If they were in fact already dead and unfit for consumption, people are getting angry over them essentially freezing garbage. If you had a dead fish that you couldn't eat, you would throw it out. At the same time Japan is still hunting whales for "scientific purposes" that is sold as food. It's kind of a strange double standard.

Lærke Littlebird
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't get it... If the fish were dead and unfit for consumption they would have been thrown out. Why not use them for this?

Wind Wolf
Community Member
5 years ago

Many people feel uncomfortable and got triggered.

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