Posted August 26, 2010 by Rachelle Owen
We received a call recently from a whistleblower who alerted us to a situation at Coach House Gifts in Clovis, Calif. where 37 out of 40 frogs in a shipment died after being left in the shipping box so long that they succumbed to heat. The dead frogs were flushed down the toilet.
Wondering what a store that specializes in Hallmark cards and Silly Bandz is doing with frog shipments? Well, Coach House Gifts also sells frogs crammed into 4′ by 4′ plastic cubes and sells them as desk “decorations” similar to Brookstone’s “Frog-O-Spheres.”
The similarities between the two novelty gifts don’t stop there either. Both Coach House Gifts and Brookstone buy their frogs from hellhole Wild Creations. Our undercover investigation into Wild Creations, documented rampant neglect and mishandling of these delicate animals and total disregard for their needs, welfare, and lives. Our investigator witnessed frogs being thrown around and even tossed into the garbage while they were still alive.
Hello! My name is Nina, and I am a musician-in-training, and I play 7 instruments. I am a liberal, an LGBT activist, avid reader, composer, singer, and poi spinner. I am vegan, and a strong supporter of animal rights.
I have always lived in Los Angeles but my family and I went to Mexico for my parents wedding. So we came back to LA. I don't like LA but were here already what can I do unless I move out and find my own housing. I have always liked animals and it was til I was like about 14 when I learned about tests they do on animals and I began to explore animal cruelty because I was interested it in it. I have watched videos that just broke my heart so that's why today I'm doing all I can to not buy anything that has harmed an animal and I'm vegetarian .