Here is a goldfish handbag photographed at the Brit Awards:
Comment from one FB visitor:
Cruel maybe next time someone could put her in a plastic bag and carry her around,see how she likes it!!!
What has this got to do with cats? It is about attitude. If celebrities do this to animals it devalues animals and encourages people who admire celebrities to treat animals as accessories and inanimate objects.
That mentality can then be carried forward to how we relate to the domestic cat, which translates to a lack of respect and lowering standards of cat caretaking.
Goldfish handbags are bad. It has been manufactured by a person who has no scruples with regard to animal welfare. The person carrying it has the same lack of scruples and concern. They are more concerned about standing out and being noticed.
As for goldfish, we are just learning that fish feel and remember more than we realised. One day fishing will be seen as cruel.