Posted June 5, 2012 by Whitney Calk
Mice and rats probably aren’t the first animals that most of us think about when we’re ready to welcome a new furry friend into our families, but it’s every bit as important to remember that, like all companion animals, they should never be purchased from pet stores.
Like all animals, mice and rats have the ability to experience pain and fear, and they should never be treated as mere “products” of the pet trade. Every dollar spent on purchasing an animal from a pet store directly funds the neglect, cruelty, and death seen in undercover investigations like this one.
So, ♥ rats and mice? Always adopt, and never buy them from pet stores that sell them! Also, be sure to write to PetSmart and PETCO today and demand that they stop selling all animals immediately!
Tags: Companion Animals
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