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5,000 Fish in Ice At Japan Skating Rink Sparks Uproar

A thousand of dead fish is frozen into the ice at a skating rink at the Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture on Nov. 27, 2016.

A thousand of dead fish is frozen into the ice at a skating rink at the Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture on Nov. 27, 2016.

Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images
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Tokyo (AP) -- An amusement park in western Japan sparked an uproar after it displayed about 5,000 dead fish in the ice at a skating rink, forcing the park to close the attraction.

Space World received a flood of criticism on social media after opening the rink on Nov. 12. It was closed Sunday.