Goldfish, used to check the purity of water in toilets at G20 summit


South Korea plans to ensure the purity of water in toilets, while the main summit rich and emerging countries (G20), which begins Thursday in Seoul, using goldfish, to the displeasure of animal welfare activists.

South Korean authorities have announced that in addition to the mobilization of tens of thousands of policemen to secure the summit, plans to place six goldfish in the toilet water tanks in the complex where the meeting will be held to ensure water purity .

Animal protection organization PETA U.S. has denounced the project, explaining that gold fishes are sensitive to pain as cats and dogs.

“Protecting world leaders is a very serious thing, but this is true for animal protection, as well as people suffering,” said a representative of the Organization Tracy Reiman.

“There are a lot of scientific methods that would better protect the world leaders and avoid the agony of Fishes due to contaminated water,” she wrote in a letter to South Korean authorities.

South Korea plans to mobilize about 50,000 police during the summit on Thursday and Friday to prevent possible North Korean threats, terrorist attacks or violent demonstrations.

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Posted by N.Desiree on Nov 11 2010. Filed under Featured News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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