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Victory! Brookstone Stops Selling Frog-O-Spheres

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Posted January 25, 2011 by peta2 staff

After 18 months of protests, thousands of calls and e-mails, Brookstone has finally decided to pull their cruel “Frog-O-Sphere” from its shelves!

PETA started campaigning against the tiny plastic frog prisons after receiving complaints from Brookstone customers and after a whistleblower reported that frogs and snails housed in the tiny 4-inch-by-4-inch plastic boxes were neglected, deprived of veterinary care and adequate food, and kept in filthy water. The whistleblower told PETA that when frogs became obviously ill and “unsaleable,” they were moved to the stores’ storage rooms, where they often wasted away and died.

PETA’s undercover investigation of Wild Creations—the company that came up with the idiotic idea of throwing two frogs and some gravel into a container smaller than a shoebox and leaving them there for their entire lives—revealed filthy conditions and deadly neglect. In some cases, frogs were so hungry that that they chewed each other’s legs off.


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Brookstone joins Magic Beans, Target, and other retailers that have stopped selling these cruel products, but Coach House Gifts is still selling frogs in “EcoAquariums” to make an easy buck. In one shipment to Coach House Gifts, 37 out of 40 frogs died after they were left in a container so long that they suffered from heat prostration. Please take a moment to urge the company to stop selling its deadly EcoAquariums.

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny


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  • 1639 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yay! ^!^ ♥

  • 1642 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Great job everyone, we did awsome! Frogs are so cute, I can’t belive someone would be so mean.

  • 1643 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m happy for this the end!!!!!!!
    Giovanna
    Italia

  • 1644 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Bay,

    give them a bigger aquarium.

  • 1645 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    RAD!!!! Peta you did it again!! :)

  • 1645 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    cute frog.

  • bay

    1646 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I bought one of the frog-o-spheres from brookstone a very long time ago (PLEASE DON’T JUDGE VERY LONG STORY)
    Is there anything I can do? Get a bigger cage or anythin?
    ty
    plez dont judge cuz i own them
    AND GOOD JOB PETA FOR GETTING RID OF THEM!

  • 1646 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So happy that Brookstone has cancelled selling the frogs. I remember seeing those little things a year ago at Brookstone and an alarm went off in my head. Thank you so much for your work.

  • 1646 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Success! Good job everyone!

  • 1647 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    These things are gross!? Who would want one!?

  • 1647 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    A miracle – thanks for the update! I will continue to appeal to CHG as well. Here’s another company I’ve contacted about these nasty torture boxes: http://www.dailygrommet.com/products/267-wild-creations-pet-frogs-african-frog-eco-aquarium

  • 1647 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Doesn’t Hallmark sell these as well? I have seen them in the Greenwood Mall in Bowling Green, KY there if I’m not mistaken.

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