There are things that money can buy that aren't illegal for purchase or possession, but if you saw them in a shop, they would definitely shock you. Here are some products that are unethical to the point that people will start avoiding you if they find out you bought them. Check out these shocking and shameful products and we hope you'll never buy anything like this.
Forged Winning Scratch-Off Tickets
The only viable purpose of these forgeries is to play a practical joke on someone, making them think they've won, and crushing their dreams mercilessly.
White phosphorus has been prohibited by the Geneva Convention for use in chemical warfare since it melts the skin when oxidized. However, it can still be used for smoke screens, but it's not so openly sold anymore.
Private Detective Services
Services of a private detective are unethical for purchase because that's essentially hiring them to spy on someone, destroying their privacy.
Exotic and Endangered Plants and Animals
The Endangered Species Act forbids the sale of endangered species without a license that is quite easily ignored. The sales of endangered species are environmentally hostile and contribute to the extinction of many life forms.
Despite being prohibited from use in populated areas, flamethrowers are legal for purchase and possession, except that a permit for possession is required in California.
At the old American military bases in Cambodia, it is legal to shoot rocket launchers at cows for target practice for about $400.
Someone Else's Life Insurance
Insurances on someone else's life are legal in case their death can affect your finances - the so-called "Insurable Interest". Some people have become quite rich at the expense of someone else's lives.
Positive Pregnancy Tests
Some women sell positive pregnancy tests on sites such as Craigslist. The practical use of these used tests is limited. They can be mostly utilized for pranks and deceit.
Puppies from Puppy Mills
Puppy mills are mass breeding grounds for dogs, where they're kept as livestock for sale. While saving dogs from such environments is noble, purchases finance further unethical mass breeding of our furry friends.
Shark Fin Soup
While such soups are illegal in most countries, they are prevalent in some Chinese restaurants. To protect sharks from going extinct, governments of both China and Taiwan have undergone steps to criminalize shark hunting.