Undercover Photos: Brookstone Frogs Living in Filth
Victory Update: Following a national PETA campaign, Brookstone has discontinued the sale of Frog-O-Spheres. Learn more about this victory for frogs.
For a couple of weeks now, we’ve been asking you to take action against Brookstone—the gadget store in most malls that sells expensive headphones, massage chairs—and frogs? Yep. Frogs, warehoused in tiny boxes on store shelves being sold by a company who claims the frogs only need to be fed twice a week, and only need their tank (aka prison) cleaned twice a year.
Despite complaint after complaint, Brookstone—a company that apparently has a heart of stone—is continuing to “package” frogs and snails together in pitiful plastic prisons and sell them to customers who don’t have a clue about how to take care of these extremely delicate animals.
Check out these undercover photos and horrifying details from a distraught Brookstone employee that confirm that frogs and snails are forced to languish and suffer on Brookstone’s shelves without veterinary care.
“Most parents will exclaim right in front of me that they are not going to help the child to care for these living creatures. Then when I offer to sell them the additional food they will tell me flat out that the frogs won’t live that long. It kills me that these frogs that can live to be 15 years old [won’t] even last 1 year as a pet in a controlled [environment] …
We did have a frog that had a growth on its bottom. We eventually transferred that aquarium to the stock room and the frog died. No vet was called … There is absolutely no policy or [veterinarian] contact in my store for sick frogs … when they do die we are told to “flush” them … The snails die even more frequently. We have a bag full of over 15 snails that have died in the last month.”
But, hey, no worries—if Kermit dies before his 30-day warranty is up, Brookstone will replace him for free! So long as you have your receipt, just flush and replace.
Please click here to tell Brookstone to do the right thing and stop selling frogs!