Skip to main content

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?

Sources

Details

by Mareyah Bhatti Spotted 53 signals

Focus areas: Food & nutrition, Climate change, Health

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Join discussion

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.

>