Brookstone Customer: Feeding Frogs Not 'Crucial'

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Posted December 29, 2009 by Rachelle Owen

Victory Update: Following a national PETA campaign, Brookstone has discontinued the sale of Frog-O-Spheres. Learn more about this victory for frogs.

Quick! Think on your toes! What things in life do you hold dear? Is it friendships, family, even just plain ol’ freedom? All good things … and pretty essential, right?

Frogs imprisoned in Brookstone’s tiny tanks being so brilliantly marketed as “Frog-O-Spheres”, are denied all of those things, even though they desire them as much as you or I. Why? To make a quick buck, of course.

Brookstone, what will it take to get you to stop supporting cruelty to animals? It’s not just us at PETA who are concerned—it’s your own employees, your costumers, and millions of others who’ve seen our recent undercover investigation into the supplier that your “Frog-O-Sphere” prisoners come from—where these frogs were seen thrown around carelessly, and even tossed into the garbage while they were still alive. Brookstone, the complaints don’t just come to us, they come to you. Check out some of the more concerning/awful/just-plain-dumb comments from the “Frog-O-Sphere” review page on Brookstone’s website:
“Our family cat knocked over the tank and ‘played’ with the the frogs for over three hours. I was able to find the frogs (scattered through the house), who were still alive??”

“It’s hard to keep track of which frog ate however many pebbles and making sure the other one got enough … I guess it’s not that crucial though … “

“My grandsons received this as a gift and we thought the ‘living gravel’ was the packing pouch of black/brown stuff. We almost killed the frogs before we started

“A lot of people on here have said that their snail has died. It’s VERY common for the snail to die, they told me that at the store“.

Luckily, due in large part to e-mails and calls from people like you, Brookstone stopped selling snails in their tiny frog prisons, but frogs are still dying for Brookstone. Please call Brookstone and ask them why, after undercover investigations, employee concerns, and comments from their own customers about frogs suffering and dying, they refuse to stop selling animals. Ask Brookstone to do the right thing now.

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  • 1919 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    I agree with all of you. this is absolutely disgusting. How could a nation that claims to be one of the best treat its animals like crap? I’d like to live by the quote something like, “A great nation is determined by the way they treat their animals.” It’s a really powerful quote we need to look at and go by.

  • 2060 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    That is so sad.

  • 2159 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Animals are (sort of) like humans; they need to be fed, loved, and played with just like us. Feeding animals of any kind isn’t an optional thing.

  • 2160 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Brookstone has shown how NOT to care for animals! Sadly, they arn’t the only place doing cruel things to animals. Sure, simply not buying these “Frog o Spheres” helps get our point across, but try taking the next step- Saving animals! Now whether that’s donating resources to shelters or adopting (not just “Buying”) an animal from a rescue shelter. Care for that animal and remember to love your new friend!

  • 2160 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    People need to realise that animals are not just ‘pets’, they’re living creatures and have needs just like us.

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