Authorities Are on the Scene at PETCO Supplier

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Posted April 22, 2010 by Rachelle Owen

Buy animals from the pet store? Check out this guest blog from PETA’s Alisa, and hopefully you’ll think twice before ever doing so again.

Stay loud!
-Rachel

It’s déjà vu all over again, and it’ll probably have you wondering: What is PETCO thinking? Other than, “Hey, we can make some money!”

A PETA undercover investigator worked for more than three months at Sun Pet Ltd., an animal dealer in Atlanta that sells hamsters, mice, gerbils, birds, fish, and other small animals directly to PetSmart, PETCO, Pet Supplies “Plus,” Petland, and Walmart. He documented that animals were cruelly killed, abusively handled, and kept in severely crowded, filthy conditions. Surprised?

PETA’s investigator witnessed numerous abuses. A worker put hamsters in a plastic bag and bashed them against a table in an attempt to kill them. He also reported that many sick and injured animals died after PETCO and PetSmart stores returned them like damaged goods to Sun Pet without enclosing any food or water for the long journey, instead of providing them with veterinary care or ending their suffering.



PETA turned over the investigator’s findings to law-enforcement authorities. This morning, officials descended on Sun Pet’s massive warehouse.

Sun Pet sells hundreds of thousands of animals annually, just like U.S. Global Exotics (USGE), the exotic-animal dealer that PETA investigated late last year. That investigation resulted in the seizure of more than 26,000 animals, the largest animal seizure in history. (Perhaps also not surprisingly, Sun Pet has ties to USGE. Before that hellhole was raided and shut down, Sun Pet purchased hamsters from USGE and then sold them to PETCO stores, among others!).

This is PETA’s fourth exposé revealing the abusive and filthy conditions endured by animals who are eventually sold at PETCO stores and our third exposé revealing conditions for animals who are eventually sold at PetSmart stores. Please tell PetSmart and PETCO in no uncertain terms to stop selling animals in their stores.

PETA investigations amply demonstrate that appalling neglect and abuse is just business as usual for companies that buy and sell living beings, so please tell your coworkers, friends, and everyone you know not to shop in their stores.

– Alisa Mullins

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    1016 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i feel bad for these animals beecause they have to go through this and die there. most of them dont get bought. im adopting my hamster.

  • 1334 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I went to Petco today and saw about 15 dead Betta fish, contacted a employee and they said that they died from “disease.” They also were shocked that the fish were dead, it really shows how much they “take care” of their animals since they had no idea that they had dead fish in the store. i wonder when was the last time they fed them. I’m never shopping there again until they stop selling animals.

  • 1365 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    è um verdadeiro abuso isso que fazem com estes animais.

  • 1419 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is absolutely sickening. I am only 11 years old yet even I can see that this cruel and morally wrong! I had a friend who bought a hamster from PETCO named JoJo. A few days before she bought the hamster she saw a PETCO employee pick “her” hamster up by the ear. When she came back later to buy the hamster the ear was twisted around and laid flat against JoJo’s head. Later she and her parents took JoJo to the vet to inquire about JoJo’s ear. It turned out that teh hamster was deaf in that ear. My friend and I after reading this figured that the abuse is likely something common that PETCO does every day or so. This makes me want to throw up. I get light-headed thinking about it. My friends and I hope that this can be ended. We read about the laws that prevent you from protesting PETCO on the web and you can’t protest them. We are trying to do more subtle things. So I think the best we can do is hope it can get better.

  • 1790 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is absolutely disgusting. i’ve started a petition that im going to send to petsmart to tell them to stop selling animals. hopefully whoever feels strongly about this issue will actually take action. its one thing to watch the video and feel bad for the animals, but its another to actually help shut these people down for good. :)

  • 1797 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I think now is the time for a green anarchist comeback, I’m tired of waiting around for these stores to change, they won’t because their greedy bastards, I think its time to scare them into changing.

  • 1799 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    These people are sooo sickening. They should defiantly go to jail.. but that will never happen b/c the majority of people out there don’t care about animals well being. They should die. . .

  • 1807 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    these gerbils didn’t deserve any of this!! these people are just screwed up sicko’s that should go to jail for this. animals are like people, just with fur.

  • 1818 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How can you people at PETCO and PetSmart be so cruel as to have too many of these poor animals in one cage? Money,money,money in your pto sell these poor creatures,but what about THEIR feelings. They do mate and too many together is just plain STUPID. I curse you and your stores for your cruelty. Sincerely,Judy

  • 1820 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How can people be so cruel? What did the hamsters of the world do to them? Why doesn’t a hamster put them in a plastic bag and show them how it feels!! It’s sickening. I read this with my best friend and we broke out in tears in the middle of study hall. I’m ready at anytime to fight this.

  • 1820 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It’s disgusting……

  • 1821 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the guinea pigs at petco are to young to be sold. it’s not the stores fault though. it’s the corporations. i have a friend who works at a petco and he takes the sickest of the young ones who aren’t going to make it to the back room and tries to feed them baby food and mashed up pellets by hand but it usually doesn’t help. he says that the store has sent numerous letters to the corporation and was never given any response. the store manager started taking up donations to take the guinea pigs to a cheap vet in an effort to save their lives. but this only helps so much, so please if anyone has any ideas on how to help these poor guinea pigs let me know. i’ve already taken many of them home with me and treated them for malnutrition, a few have survived but have had their growth stunted which leads to other health problems.

  • 1822 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    These people r disgusting, do they have a heart!!!!!! ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS AS WELL, the world is just full of hatred & cruelty!!!!!!

  • 1823 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PETCO and Petsmart obviously have no real interest in the animals they purchase for sale and animal welfare. There is equally zero interest from the suppliers about the animals it supplies and the conduct of its employees. Who should be monitoring these companies? It appears there are no enforced laws regarding cruelty. They should all be ashamed of themselves for such disgusting behaviour.

  • 1823 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Its sad that this abuse and neglect of another being’s life is all for the sake of earning more money. I would think that the life of another would be more important than profit.

  • 1824 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THATS THE SADDEST THING I HAVE SEEN TODAY
    HOW THE HELL ARE THEY SAYING “just squeeze them” YEA HOW THEY LIKE TO GET SQUEEZED AND KEPTED IN BOXES!!

  • mj

    1824 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow they should put them in those boxes and see how they like that

  • 1824 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I want to stop all of this, i wish i could knock the hell out of the people who abuse animals, HOW COULD ANYONE HURT A ANIMAL! PEOPLE WHO ONLY THINK HUMANS ARE IMPORTANT! BULL! i like animals way more than people, because no one (other than others on this site or animal people) give a rats butt about animals, well one day i will work for ASPCA and those MotherF*****s With Pay! BIG TIME!
    GOD BLESS THE ANIMALS!!! I LOVE THE ANIMALS!

  • 1824 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats realy sad
    When petco and petsmart bought theses animals did they know that they were being treated awful? this makes me think…. I had 3 hamsters from petsmart one died the next day one was pure evil like someone had mistreated it,the last one i got was fine for the most part. When i took the hamster back to the store after it died (they told me if anything happens to it in ten days take it back and ill get a new one)the lady said oh yea alot of hamsters we sell have a sickness. (I cant remember whats it called) THe only thing that came to my mind was you still sel them even though their sick?

  • 1825 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    CONSUMERS CONTROL EVERYTHING! IF WE DON’T LIKE THE WAY SOMETHING IS… THEN STOP BUYING!!! IF THEY DON’T HAVE A DEMAND FOR SUPPLY…THEN THERE IS NO MORE PRODUCTION!!!! PRODUCERS WILL ONLY MAKE WHAT THEY THINK WE WANT… SO IF WE DON’T WANT IT ANYMORE… THEN THEY STOP!!! CONSUMERS ARE THE CONTROL!!

  • 1825 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is so sad I always loved to go into pet stores to see the animals especially the bunnies. But now knowing how they get there makes me never want to shop there again. Thank You PETA!

  • 1825 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Genesis 1:28 Further, God blessed them and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth.”
    29 And God went on to say: “Here I have given to YOU all vegetation bearing seed which is on the surface of the whole earth and every tree on which there is the fruit of a tree bearing seed. To YOU let it serve as food.
    30 And to every wild beast of the earth and to every flying creature of the heavens and to everything moving upon the earth in which there is life as a soul I have given all green vegetation for food.” And it came to be so.
    If you read what it says, it says
    Here I have given to YOU all vegetation bearing seed which is on the surface of the whole earth and every tree on which there is the fruit of a tree bearing seed. To YOU let it serve as food.
    God was talking about animals and people eating VEGETATION.
    ANIMALS ARE NOT FOR EATING OR FOR WEARING.
    ANIMALS ARE FOR CARING AND FOR LOVING THEM.
    The planet, space, stars
    everything is his.
    Be careful what you do to GOD’S creation for he is always watching.
    And if you want him to remember you care for his animals.
    And if you believe in god or you do not you have to believe, simple, you eat, drink, sleep, breath these are his rules and we all have to live by them.
    REMEMBER SOONER OR LATER WE ALL WILL DIE, SO WHAT WE DO, WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY HOW WE ACT IN GOD’S WORLD.

  • 1825 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    To everyone saying that they will be buying from Walmart from now on, this seems counter productive. Do you really think their animals are treated any better? Instead of supporting companies that abuse and take advantage of animals, you want to support a company that abuses and takes advantage of animals AND people? There are other alternatives to buying pet food. Many cities have pet feed stores (as in just pet feed) and if yours doesn’t checkout online options!

  • 1825 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    All pet stores get from horrible suppliers, what did you expect?? But its just as bad to not buy food and supplies for your pets, so when peta shows me a GOOD ALTERNATIVE I will go there instead.

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why are so many people here saying that if petco and petsmart don’t get there acts together and stop abusing the animals, that they are going to go to Walmart for there pet supplies? Did you guys not read the article? Walmart was one of the companies that purchased animals from Sun Pet Ltd. Please don’t go there either. If you do, you might as well just go back to petsmart!!!!

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How could anybody hurt a helpless creature? People like that will not stop with animals, they will harm humans as well. That is my honest opinion.

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Those people should be put in jail for a long time

  • Dp

    1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I won’t buy from them, and I wrote their corporate offices.
    I buy what I need online. There are stores like LittleRiverPetShop.com (Google it) and others. Since they don’t sell pets…

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will stop buying at these stores unless the clean up their act and will tell everyone else that I know how they treat animals!!! What goes around, comes around!

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The key is to NOT purchase animals. YOU NEED TO ADOPT AT AN ANIMAL SHELTER!!

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    In this day and time people have not ceased to amaze me,these people are probably the same ones who throw cigarette butts out of the car window that causes fires, the same people that throw six pack plastic that get caught on ducks, the same people that throw trash out of the car window that contaminates our water systems and among other things. These kind of people could care less about life. Why? they are screwed up people that could care less if I laid dead in front of them. I’m sure they would kick ME to see if I were moving.It is sad but I will never give up HOPE and FAITH in people for if I do I would be no better. Leave it to God only he can redeem us from our sins in this world. Who knows He may make them a Hamster or Gerbil in their next LIFE

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hate this people so much!!! Leaves animals alone!! This is so sad and so mean!!!

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So are the adoption centers at petsmart the same as them selling the animals?

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    lets throw themin boxes with no air and see how they like it

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is completly and extremly in-humaine. i could not beleive these jerks would ever do that to an innocent harmless little creature. they are sick and it makes me puke just thinking about those dumb horrendus no- brainers!

  • Bob

    1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So how do we purchase animals that AREN’T raised in these conditions?

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ENOUGH COMPLAINING ALREADY, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT,
    DO NOT SHOP AT THEIR FILTHY STORES, HOLD A DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THEIR DOORS.
    DO SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT ABOUT IT, WORDS WITHOUT ACTION MEANS NOTHING!

  • M

    1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is absolutely INSANE and DISGUSTING!!!!! I am a strong believer in when ever a person harms and innocent animal, they should be put through the exact same torture and see how it feels! Losers I HATE people who harm animals!

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh God! How cruel some people can be! Disgusting.

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m glad they’re doing these investigations

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow! wat sickos!!
    wat if we did that to them?!?!?
    maybe they’d see how it feels

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This makes me LIVID!! Give me 5 minutes with these pukes who could do something so cruel to defenseless beings! To think that these people walk among us is wrong!

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PETSMART, YOU ARE BRAKING MY TRUST in that I always believed your corporation looked out for the wealfare of animals. If this animal abuse continues, I will buy my pet supplies and food at Walmart. Correct this abuse to mice and the sale of your small animals- OR ELSE I WILL STOP SHOPPING AT YOUR STORES.

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Mistreating animals in INTOLERABLE!! I hope if PetCo & PetSmart don’t realize that by now & change their ways, that they soon realize it in their pocketbooks! That seems to be the only thing some people understand anymore. I’ll never buy from them anymore!

  • Ron

    1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I called Petsmart, Petco and Sunpet. Sunpet didn’t answer, but I gave the Petsmart/Co people all the info and the link to the video. the reps I spoke with cared and were very surprised. I hope they actually DO something about it now.
    Selling (ANY)animal needs to be BANNED altogether.

  • Rox

    1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Gosh! I just bought my daughter a baby hamster… Almost went to PetsMart… Fortunately, one of my neighbours had babies to give away… Never soing to petsmart again!

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is horrid! I’m gonna get as many people as I can that buy from those places to stop! Put up fliers/banners whatever! Humans are so sick! Sun Pet must be taught a lesson!

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is terrible. One more reason in an embarrisingly long list to hate my fellow humans

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I heard an awesome theory yesterday: Isn’t in funny how we think creatures who like our living environments are the nastiest? These are living souls and I will do my best to protect them.

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is absolutely horrible

  • P

    1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    One correction: Petsmart does not ‘return’ animals.
    Animals brought back to stores are kept separate from animals that are for purchase, usually in a ‘care room’ in individual cages, then adopts them out (free) to people who will care for them.

  • 1826 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    SO WHAT ARE WE ALL GONA DO ABOUT THIS? I SAY WE BAN THEM ALL.ANIMALS DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS.

  • 1827 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I once bought a hamster from Petco and it would have “episodes” and shake violently. Obviously proof that the hamsters were either not well taken care of or shipped off from a place like that.

  • 1827 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh my gosh! I got my hamster from there… but he was born in the store because they acadently put a female with the male and they had babies… so I quess my hamster did not go through that… But it is still very, very aweful what happens to them!

  • 1828 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is why all my past pets didnt like to be man-handled! i was nothing but nice but i could see why they were afraid of me anyway! they were mistreated and abused!

  • 1828 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Geez,I used to go into petsmart and look at all the hamsters and rats. I love goin in there to see them, i never even thought to myself I wonder how they get here?I thought they were takin care off, but i was oh so wrong. It breaks my heart to see this and like so many others it made me sick to my stomach.I am going to pass this on to others. I have a rat she is about two years old and it kills me that she probably came from these terrible people.:(

  • 1828 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I LOVE ANIMALS IM AGAINST THIS AND IF PETA AND ANYONE ELSE IS WITH ME I WOULD LIKE TO GO LOOKING FOR MISTRATED ANIMALS MAKE ASHELTER LIKE NOE’S AEC ,THIS IS HORRIBLE I LOVE ANIMALSS THERE MY BESTEST FRIENDS I LOVE ANIMALS,HATE PEOLE WHO HURT OT MISSTREAT THEM

  • 1829 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Screw the people who are helping the industries do this. They will soon find out what its like to burn and be treated like a piece of crap. They will see. Soon. Haha. I sound horrible. But hey, Its true. I am a big animal lover and I have 4 cats and 2 guinea pigs. I love them so much. And to see that Petco and PetSmart are doing this angers me.

  • 1829 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There are no words to express my disgust for those people treating animals so cruelly.

  • 1829 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thats weird, I work at petsmart and they give a list of places they get their animals from and thats not on the list.

  • 1829 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I do believe that this is completely horrible and makes me want to cry.
    Although, This was only a few workers. They should be fired without any more thought. That’s it. I look at the animals in the cages at PETCO and they seem happy. Why would you stop shopping at the stores completely because of a few really shitty workers? The shipping of the animals need to be improved and the workers that are cruel to the animals need to be fired.
    Am I making sense to anyone?

  • 1829 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am appalled. This is inhuman. I am all for PETA. We will be successful. This fight for justice for innocent animals will be a success as it has been so far.

  • 1830 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Until Petco stops sellng animals, I still think it would be good tobuy them from there so that they can have better lives than the ones they have in petco, dont you thinK?

  • 1830 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i will not buy anything from petco or petsmart,
    i haven’t for years and i will continue NOT to until these companies come around and stop killing animals for commerical gain.
    God have mercy when these companies meet their maker on their judgement day

  • 1830 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    it’s not petco that did it it’s the independent contractors they hire and that’s the way the rodent industry operates

  • 1830 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Disgusting.People who do such things lack conscience,they must have something wrong with them mentally.

  • 1830 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    just do something to stop it!!!!

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    like sometimes i question myself
    am i the only one that finds this wrong,
    like there has to be a phycolagical problem with these people

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Makes me so f***** sick to see them idiots or even just think about it.I WISH the ENTIRE world could see its wrong.Somethings gotta be DONE QUICK!

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Horrible! One should stop this!

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    o god, how could any one be so heartless! look at those cute little faces, it makes me want to cry. poor little hammys :'[

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    To whoever said this: “I’m confused, so does Peta not believe in owning pets at all?”
    ADOPTION. You don’t have to buy your animal companions at pet stores.

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Okay, i think i got a sick hamster from there :'( i am taking him to the vet thats horrible what they do to them, if i was there i would like to put them in bags sufficate them halfway then bash them, if they were really nice and cared they would send and pay for the sickones to get better. anyways i bought him from petland and he has lots of dead skin, maby hes allergic or something… but really and dont shop at bestwest pet foods cause all there hamsters get cancer. crul poeple!

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I used to work at a Pet Supermarket, and sometimes when we receive shipments of any of the animals, one would have wet tail(basically diarrhea from the stress of being confined in a small area during the shipment.) The feces would then come in contact with the food and all the other animals in the store would contract wet tail, then many would die. It was worst for the mice. The store would keep them in the back, and they would just be bunched together, like 30 mice in 24″ by 12″ box.

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is horrilbe!! This people are very sick!!
    It must stopeed now.

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Horrible thing :(
    please stop hurting animals!

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    omg that is digusting the people who done this deserve to get hurt themself

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is horrible – i wanted to rescue a hamster but they had none there, so i had to go for a pet shop hamster. Well, i can safely say if he was treated like this, he certainly wont be now!

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you Peta for all the work you do for all animals. I have purchased animals from Petco, but it will not happen again. I have 2 cockatoos and I buy their food there. I will buy it online now and will boycott Petco altogether.
    Theresa

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is shocking no animal should be treated this way! It’s sick!

  • 1831 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    disgraceful

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HEARTLESS MONEY HUNGRY STORES EXPLOITING ANIMALS FOR PROFIT & NOT CARING FOR THEIR WELL BEING !!!! FRIGGIN DISGUSTED !!!

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m confused, so does Peta not believe in owning pets at all?

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is absolutely horrible. I feel so bad for them. How can people be so cruel?

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    they should do the same to thoses people and see how they like it. they need to look at there self and see if they like what they see…….

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is absolutely horrendous, people are sick and twisted. Thank god for peta2.

  • Lys

    1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    For those who indicate Petco as the only pet store in area – order dog food online. Go to Walmart. Do ANYTHING TO AVOID PETCO, because in essence, you maintain support of their trade through your purchases.
    On the other hand, WHO ARE THESE SICK PEOPLE WHO WOULD BASH A BAG OF DEFENSELESS CREATURES AGAINST A TABLE? I AM ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIED! I wish one of these idiots lived near me because their life would become a living hell. I would PERSONALLY make it my business to WAKE THEM UP or do whatever it takes to end their ruthless treatment toward innocent creatures. HOW CAN ANYONE DO THIS TO AN ANIMAL? Then go home at night to what? Their kids, dogs, goldfish with clear conscience? THIS IS INSANITY. IF enough people do as they say, Petco & Petsmart would be out of business from massive boycotts. Come on people – do what’s right & not what’s convenient. We stopped buying everything from both these establishments years ago. If we can, you can. HELP THESE INNOCENT VICTIMS – BOYCOTT PETCO & PETSMART!!!!!

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It is disgusting about the mistreatment of the animals.
    We are supposed to take care of the animals and be stewards of the animals and land.
    Hopefully there will be justice for those who are cruel and heartless.

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I just wrote to Petco and Petsmart begging them to stop the sale (and abuse) of animals. Reading this article made me sick to my stomach. I’m not sure what actually makes people do these disgusting things, or where they come up with these ideas. Please write letters NOW!

  • pv

    1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    discusting!

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i feel horribly sick. i am going to picket outside of petco snd petsmart. :(

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Gosh, poor babies. They must be absolutely terrified. And the mice/rats at the bottom of the bins are going to suffocate, don’t they realize that? Stupid, heartless people.
    Petco is the only pet store in my area, and we need to get our pets’ food. So what am I to do?

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh it´s soooo sad
    i can´t believe it
    we have to try to help them !!!

  • adi

    1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What kind of a sick freak bashes hamsters against a table? i really despair for humanity.

  • 1832 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is absolutely disgusting. It’s unbelievable to me how people are brought up to disrespect other forms of life, even though we are all grown from the same dirt. It really makes you wonder how our “authorities” are really the most unintelligent, disrespectful people on the planet.

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