Across China, for roughly $1.50 US, you can buy a keychain that contains a small plastic bag with an even smaller animal inside.
Most likely fish and small turtles – soft-shell Chinese turtles – these animals, as you can see from the photograph, are literally entombed in a small plastic bag, sold as a keychain charm.
They are sometimes referred to as “Good Luck Keychains.”
Vendors usually sell these at train stations and subway stations in large Chinese cities, playing off the novelty of owning a disposable pet.
You see, these small animals are encased with enough food and oxygen to only survive for a few days.