World Leaders in the Dark (Ages)

Published by PETA.
bensonkua/CC by 2.0

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. 

Written by Jeff Mackey

Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal info in accordance with our privacy policy as well as to receiving e-mails from us.

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind