iPond: Cool or Cruel?

The iPond is an iPod accessory the combines a speaker with a tiny aquarium! A single fish lives in about 650 millilitres of water. It’s all the rage in Australia, but some consider it animal cruelty.
RSPCA spokesman Hugh Wirth said despite the fighting fish's ability to breathe air from the surface, the tank was far too small for it to receive adequate oxygen. The small volume of water would lead to rapid temperature change and this meant the tropical fish would not live long, he said. The iPond should be banned, Dr Wirth said.

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I hate to say this, but it's NOT fake... :( What kind if person would come up with this AND THEN SELL IT??? It's the worst thing I've have seen done to fish MEANT TO BE PETS...... (besides that goldfish in the boot heel thing)Don't say, "I have one and it survived!" Because, technically, I could lock you up in a clear box for the rest of your life and you'd SURVIVE..... but would you enjoy that at all????? I'm sorry to those poor fish.... the sellers and buyers should be arrested for animal cruelty!
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All i can say is im ashamed to call myself a human being, this is a sick world we live in!!!! Soon you’ll be able to buy the new iCage , where you buy a human in a clear box just big enough for him to sit in , its a coffee table , they will have no food or water and we’ll see how long he lives for, that sounds like a good idea doesn’t it.
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I've seen it here, gizmodo, and on the news on tv. All three have had the same picture. ... I watched the video and it doesn't look half as bad now. I mean, lame, but not as cruel as the picture looks.
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