Coloured frogs are now the latest rage in China. Not beautiful and exotic ones, but those that have been made colourful unnaturally.
To achieve such colours, the frogs are bathed in powerful lasers, various chemicals and dyes. These are toxic and no doubt cause a lot of harm and suffering to the frogs.
Frogs which are subjected to this type of treatment will definitely not live long and instead suffer from various diseases due to the harsh chemicals and stress. It is sad that weaker, harmless creatures are put through so much suffering in the name of entertainment and profit.
Let’s hope that this fad dies out soon and spares hundreds of frogs from suffering. It’s very nauseating in fact.
Coloured Frogs Big Hit in China
Oddity Central | Published July 7 2011
Just like tattooed gold fish and live turtles sealed in keychains, artificially dyed frogs have been sold in China for a few years now, despite complaints from animal activists and warnings from animal welfare experts.
It seems regular frogs weren’t cheerful-looking enough for some people, so they decided to add a bit more colour to mother nature’s design, through modern technology.
Using various devices and techniques, including lasers and bombarding the poor amphibians with large amounts of industrial chemicals which are absorbed by their skin, they create what is known as coloured frogs.
The colours are vibrant and apparently last for up to 4-5 years.
For some reason, many Chinese seem to like these radioactive-looking frogs, and they are in very high demand at aquariums and ponds across the country.
Some even buy them as pets for their children, and vendors say people “like the bright colours because they are so cheerful”.
Unfortunately, few of them understand that the high doses of chemicals are lethal as indicated by signs like “Not for human consumption” on the side of their tanks.
Experts say thousands of tropical frogs could die as a result of this coloured frog trend.
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