Designer Debuts Fishbowl Backpacks and Purses, the RSPCA Isn't Thrilled About It

The organization maintains that animals should not be viewed as accessories

By on August 19th, 2013 20:01 GMT

Animal rights activists have long protested the practice of using furs and leather to make clothing items, bags and whatnot.

One can only assume they won't be too happy about one's designer's decision to create fishbowl backpacks and purses either.

Cassandra Verity Green's accessories were unveiled during this year's Central Saint Martins fashion show, Inhabitat reports.

By the looks of it, the RSPCA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) was quick to dismiss them, and argued that living creatures cannot and must not be viewed as ornaments, regardless of how much attention they might draw when used as such.

“While we understand that a graduate fashion show is about grabbing attention and headlines, we do have concerns that using a living creature to create a novel or unusual accessory encourages people to see them as replaceable ornaments, rather than living creatures in need of care and commitment,” a spokesperson for the organization reportedly told the press.

I don't know about you, but I agree with the RSPCA's take on this issue.
The RSPCA speaks against one designer's idea to create fishbowl purses and backpacks
   The RSPCA speaks against one designer's idea to create fishbowl purses and backpacks
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