Not long ago, the news that “live crabs are not allowed to go to high-speed rail” attracted the attention of netizens. According to media reports, on October 14, at Yongkang South Railway Station in Zhejiang Province, a male passenger carried a bag of live crabs on the high-speed rail. Subsequently, the male passenger trampled to death about 8 crabs on the spot and took him into the car.
The official website of Railway 12306 clearly stipulates that the items that are not allowed to be carried on the train include: “Items with a strong pungent smell, items with bad smells such as bad smells, live animals (except guide dogs), items that may hinder public health, items that can damage or contaminate stations, train service facilities, equipment, and spare parts.“
Some netizens questioned “Can the railway be more humane? Just pack it and tie it with pliers.”
Some netizens gave an example: “Someone actually carried chickens and ducks on the train in remote areas, and even drove cattle and sheep on the train.”
It is understood that if you can carry live crabs, you must first distinguish between high-speed rail and ordinary trains. Most trains in remote areas are “green leather cars”, and windows can be opened. In order to facilitate the surrounding villagers, the railway has special regulations. Live animals are allowed in these carriages.
The high-speed rail car is a relatively closed environment, mainly relying onair conditionerSystem ventilation. Crabs have a strong smell and are more likely to die; after the crabs die, they will produce a more intense peculiar smell. The peculiar smell may be transmitted to several surrounding cars through the high-speed rail air-conditioning circulation system, affecting many passengers.
In addition, the crabs in the video are not constrained, they are simply packed in plastic bags. If the plastic bags are loosened or broken, the crabs will climb into the compartment. If it climbs into the gap in the compartment and causes a short circuit in the vehicle’s circuit system, the consequences will be disastrous.
However, the customer service staff of the railway 12306 hotline also explained, which is very humane: “Individual passengers carrying live crabs must be bundled and packaged so that the taste does not pollute the train and does not affect other passengers. The total weight does not exceed 20 kg, and the total length, width and height do not exceed 130 cm. As long as the above conditions are met, live crabs can still bring high-speed rail.“
In fact, there are also precedents for live crabs riding on the high-speed rail. Every year during the “Double 11” period, the railway department will launch e-commerce Golden Week transportation services, including “High-speed Rail Express”, “Cold Fresh Express”, etc., and use high-speed rail to transport batches of activities. Crabs, of course, these crabs are already tied up.