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They believe the performance could involve the use of magnets and therefore harm the fish.
Campaigners want the act dropped from variety shows to be broadcast on Thursday to mark the end of the Chinese New Year holiday.
Originally posted by galactictuan
What if it's not magnets?
But he's in fact telekinetic?
Originally posted by davespanners
Yeah I've seen this debated before, although you can get Goldfish to do some basic tricks with training (the 10 second memory think is bunk) I highly doubt this is possible and I agree with the magnet explanation.
A Chinese animal rights group? Now that's got to be a thankless task, about 10 years ago I remember a lot of transparent fish with very brightly coloured neon veins running through them started appearing in UK fish shops imported from China, it turned out they were being injected with dye and as far as I know they made them illegal to import.
Ahh those wacky Chinese and their casual approach to animal crueltyedit on 17-2-2011 by davespanners because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by warbird03
If it is magnets, then they're underneath the tank moving in a predetermined pattern. I don't think they could be hidden around his wrists or anything since there's a couple moments where the fish stay in formation while his hands move away.
Then again, they could just be trained to follow his hands.edit on 17-2-2011 by warbird03 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by alaskan
So are they saying there's something magnetic implanted in/on the fish, and something magnetic underneath the containers.
Or that there are magnets under the container and the fish are naturally attracted to them?
Originally posted by cluckerspud
The group suspects cruel use of magnets
Originally posted by JonoEnglish
The fish aren'tmoving their fins for the moevements they are doing. Definatley magents.
And yes cruel.