Japan’s ‘Space World’ expresses regret for freezing 5,000 fish in skating rink!

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(CNN)A Japanese theme park which froze 5,000 sea creatures into the floor of an ice rink was required to close the attraction on Sunday after a public reaction.

Fish, crabs and other shellfish were embedded in the ice as part of a special winter attraction, called “Freezing Port,” at Japan’s Space World theme park.

The park promoted it as a “world first” and posted images of the fish on its official Facebook site with captions comprising “I am d… d… drowning, s … s… suffocating.”

Fish frozen in skating rink spark uproar (Via CNN)

Space World manager Toshimi Takeda told CNN Monday the reaction on social media had been ruthless once news of the attraction was aired on local television.

“We were stunned to hear the response as the ice skate rink was very popular since it opened two weeks ago, we had an extraordinary number of visitors,” he said.

“(But) we had endless opinions about the project, we were stunned … We are sorry for the project and decided to close the rink on that night.”

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