you know the japanese are meant to be smart ..... but i have to say i think they are the dumbest bastards ...they eat eanything that moves ... they have no respect for animal life .....they do not believe animals have soul and therefore they are food .... no self respecting human being thinks like this ......
A skating rink in Western Japan caused uproar after opening a skating rink with 5,000 dead fish packed into its ice. (AP/NHK)
An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink's key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.
Space World, a theme park in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture, had opened its new attraction Nov. 12. The rink was packed with 25 types of fish purchased from the city's fish market, according to Mainichi Shimbun. Photos of whale sharks and rays also were placed into the ice, the newspaper reported.
Photos of the rink that were previously on the park's Facebook page showed that some of the fish had been embedded with their mouths agape and their heads partially protruding from the ice. Others were laid out in circular and arrow patterns. One “school” of fish spelled out the word 'hello,' according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.
“We had intended to give the feel of the ocean to this ice skating rink, with the image of fish swimming in the ocean,” Space World general manager Toshimi Takeda told the newspaper. “And we intended to make visitors have fun and learn more about fish.”
“Internally we’d had discussions over the morality of the idea” before the rink was set up, Space World spokesman Koji Shibata said, according to Agence France-Presse.
Shibata told the news agency that all the fish were dead when purchased and considered unfit to be sold in markets, in response to rumors circulating online that the fish had been frozen alive.
“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,” Shibata told the news agency.
Space World officials said the park will hold a memorial service with a Shinto priest for the fish after it melts the rink, which could take about a week, AFP reported.
On Facebook, Space World also said it would remove posts about the ice rink. As of Monday, all photos and posts about the rink appeared to have been deleted or made no longer publicly visible on the park's social media pages. However, images of the posts remained online.
The decision to delete posts about the ice rink also upset some people, a few of whom posted the offending photos back onto Space World's page.