A Theme Park Froze 5,000 Sea Creatures Into Their Ice Skating Rink

2016-11-28 23:10:31Z
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We aren't too sure why anyone thought this would be a good idea… but here we are.

A Japanese theme park have come under fire this week after they froze 5,000 sea creatures into the floor of an ice skating rink.

Fish, crabs, other shellfish and even sting rays were planted in the ice as part of a their special winter attraction, called "Freezing Port."

The images were first posted last week on their Facebook page with captions including "I am d... d... drowning, s ... s... suffocating."

The park, 'Space World' received so much public backlash they were forced to close the attraction on Sunday.

They have since been forced to apologise.

'Space World' manager Toshimi Takeda told CNN that the reaction on social media had been brutal once news of the attraction was put on TV. "We were shocked to hear the reaction as the ice skate rink was very popular since it opened two weeks ago, we had an unprecedented number of visitors."

He continued, "We had endless opinions about the project, we were shocked ... We are sorry for the project and decided to close the rink on that night."

Takeda told CNN that the park staff would be unfreezing the skate rink to remove the fish. They will also be holding an "appropriate religious service" and they will then reuse them as fertilizer.

In the statement they also included that the fish had passed away before they were frozen and were purchased at a local fish market.

Either way… this is still definitely not okay.

Image Credit: @cctvnews

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