People on social media have become fed up with animal cruelty after a nail salon used a live fish and inserted it into a fake nail. Nail Sunny is no stranger to posting some wild designs, but a video they posted recently brought about a lot of nasty comments and accusations from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
According to the Nail Sunny Instagram account, a technician can be seen in a video attaching a tiny aquarium to a person’s nail. The tiny pool held a drop or two of liquid, and then came the tiny fish inserted into the tub. The nail was not sealed however, and the fish was released into a much larger tank.
It wasn’t long before netizens weighed in:
“Even for fun it’s not cool.”
“I really enjoy watching these videos, but for real this was just too much.”
Had the nail been sealed, the fish would have starved or suffocated to death.
A later video explained this had all been a publicity stunt, however PETA weighed in on the cruelty of the needless beauty accessory and calling the salon out for introducing the idea.
Of course, Nail Sunny responded that no fish were harmed and all were returned to the pet store. Truly, people who want their nails done with original ideas can do better than to submit any living creature to cruelty.
(Photos via nail_sunny/Instagram)