|Two rabbits in a small cage are subjected to toxic air in the Tianjin blast site|
|A pair of pigeons are also there to prove the air is "OK"|
Following the advice of experts with the rescue operation effort, soldiers from the PLA Beijing military command area laid down cages containing rabbits, chickens and pigeons in the site of the explosions.
Looking at the picture of the two rabbits, they barely have enough room to sit side by side in the cramped cage.
Tianjin Deputy Mayor He Shushan says at least 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide were stored with other dangerous goods on the warehouse site owned by Ruihai International Logistics.
|Rescuers and investigators on the site wear protective gear|
What is the point of putting these animals deliberately in harm's way? If they weren't caged up, surely they would have fled the area? Animal welfare groups are probably going to blast the government for purposely endangering these animals' lives.
Yet another wrong public relations move...
Oh and the thousands of dead fish in the nearby River Hai? Tianjin officials said the mass fish deaths were caused by regular seasonal low oxygen levels in the water.
They claimed tests from three different spots at the river did not show high levels of cyanide or sulfide.
|Why have thousands of fish washed up in the nearby river?|
So who's telling the truth?