Animal Rights

Using Live Goldfish to Test Water at G20 in Seoul

| by PETA

By Jeff Mackey


Could someone check a calendar for me? 'Cause mine says it's 2010, but the organizers of the G20 summit in Seoul seem to have gone medieval on the world leaders assembled there by using live goldfish to test the water quality.

Really, guys? Surely you are aware that there are plenty of ways to tell what's in the water without dumping fish into it to see if they survive.

What's that, G20? You say you had been using non-animal water purity tests before but just decided to start using goldfish for the summit? OK, now I'm really confused. Is the point of this to make South Korea look like a Third World country? Are you looking to bring back royal food tasters and coal-mine canaries too?

Sounds like somebody needs to enroll in Sea Kittens 101.