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.
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