Japan skating rink shuts over frozen fish controversy

Japan skating rink shuts over frozen fish controversy
 

A theme park in Japan has closed a skating rink featuring frozen fish after receiving complaints that it was being "disrespectful" to animals.
Space World, in the southern city of Kitakyushu, had opened its aquarium-themed attraction earlier this month.
Skaters could glide over 5,000 fish frozen in the rink's ice.
The park has since encountered a barrage of criticism online, and has apologised. It also said the fish were already dead when they were frozen.
A statement on Space World's website said: "We have received a lot of opinions such as 'Using animals as entertainment... read more

 
28 November 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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