Carponizer: You Call it Modelling, We Call it Animal Cruelty

Carp and women? How is getting fish out of water for a photoshoot not animal cruelty?

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Apparently, getting naked with a fish is the new fashion trend. You heard that right, models are posing with live freshwater carp in France in what is being described as a “must have” calendar for those who love fishing. Models posed in Brittany, France.

The creator, Hendrik Pöhler, says he got the idea when he saw two attractive women fishing. So he thought it would be a great idea to pull fish out of water.

Sorry, but do we really have to point out the obvious here? This is animal cruelty 101.

The carp are pulled out of water, and left gasping for breath for minutes at a time before being placed back in the water so they won’t die. It took the photographer 6 weeks to compete the shoot. That’s six weeks of prolonged torture for the fish.

The guys behind the calendar say the fish were given special treatment. Their scales were cleaned and shined to create a better photo. But that doesn’t sound like special treatment for the fish, it just sounds like added discomfort.

Fashion photographers pay loads of money so they can photoshop their models into unrealistic body shapes with zero body fat and insane thigh gaps, so why can’t they photoshop a fish in?

When are we going to learn? Last year, a baby dolphin died in Brazil because people were passing it around so they could take selfies with it. The dolphin was from an endangered species.

Come on, let’s get real. Animals aren’t our play things, and they most certainly aren’t fashion accessories.

Video Editor: Sunil Goswami

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