United States has an animal protection law titled the Wild Animal Protection Act. However it does not cover the sale of keychains which contain small goldfish, turtles and salamanders. Street vendors are selling live animals trapped in keychains in New York as souvenirs. These souvenirs are becoming a new fashion trend, and should be banned. The animals are usually amphibians such as turtles, fish, and lizards, and are placed into small plastic bags that contain a liquid nutrient and oxygen that allows them to live up to “two months.” However, many of these animals die days later.
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