Online vendors are offering Chinese consumers “lucky bags,” containing pets. Animal rights activists are not pleased with the practice, according to SCMP. Activists are concerned for the well-being of the animals sold in this online scheme.
Isobel Zhang, co-founder of the Chinese branch of ACTAsia, told SCMP that the practice was appalling. “Would you put a three-year old child in a gift box?” she told the outlet. “It is not just the vendors who lack a conscience, but consumers too.”
The online vendors are charging low prices for certain animals, which is also concerning to the activists. The “casual” way pets are purchased online does not ensure a good home for the animal, said a member of Szcat Animal Protection Volunteer Association. It’s also not good to ship animals in boxes.
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