November 29, 2016

Amusement Park to hold memorial service after freezing 5000 fishes for 'fun'

A Japanese amusement park, 'Space World', that froze 5,000 dead fishes into ice as a side attraction for its visitors has been forced to shut down after receiving a barrage of criticism from locals, with one labelling the attraction 'sinful'.

The rink which is located in south-western Japan was opened on November 12, 2016 and had to freeze the dead fishes as side attraction to help entertain their yet growing customer data base. The frozen fishes served as a decorative effect for customers who skated above the rink for fun, but the concept was slammed as unethical by many locals who forced the rink to close on Sunday.

Toshimi Takeda, General Manager to the company  told AFP Sunday;
'We received critical voices saying it is not good to use creatures as a toy, and that it is bad to let food go to waste.’
Toshimi said the intention behind his action was for customers to have fun while also learning about fish.

Unfortunately, Space World is now having to melt the rink while they plan a memorial service with a priest, in honour of the dead iced fishes.



Source: AFP




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