A photo shows a thousand of dead fish ifrozen into the ice at a skating rink at the Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture on Nov. 27, 2016. The amusement park announced that the ice rink is closing after a barrage of online anger and critisim over the abuse exhibition. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

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.
About 25 different kinds of fish could be seen under the 250-meter (820-foot) -long ice circuit. The park in the city of Kitakyushu opened the “Ice Aquarium” as an “attraction never heard about.”
Japanese broadcaster NHK showed the fish frozen in ice on a blue floor, so it looked like they were swimming below the ice. Some formed a school to spell out “HELLO” or make an arrow-shaped sign in the ice.
The general manager of Space World, Toshimi Takeda, said many critical messages were posted on social media, some condemning the concept as abusing living things.
Takeda said that the …
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