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Penguins and otters refuse change in diet as aquarium deals with rising cost

by Mareyah Bhatti, Jul 14
1 minute read

Penguins and otters at a Japanese aquarium are feeling the effects of inflation and a higher cost of living, as their keepers switched to a diet of cheaper mackerel.

three penguins standing up

Not all of the animals have not embraced the change in diets, with some refusing to eat anything but their usual food.

So what?

It seems animals are feeling the effects globally with the retailer Tesco pulling ‘Whiskas’ (pet food) off its shelves over a price dispute. The impacts of inflation are spreading, with humans and animals noticing a shift in their daily routine.

We’ve had plenty of disruption to the food system already this year, most noticeably with supermarket products tweaking their recipe to accommodate rising oil prices.

Will we (and animals) be able to resume ‘normality’ soon? Or is this just another example in a long line of dietary shifts yet to come?



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