VICTORY: Jack Spade Stops Selling Dissection Kits!

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Posted November 21, 2006 by Marta Holmberg

Very exciting news … just yesterday I told you about the “Frog Dissection Kits” that were being sold by menswear brand Jack Spade in its New York City store. After receiving PETA’s letter and a number of complaints from all of you, Jack Spade has announced that it will be halting the sale of the kits, and issuing a public apology! Three cheers for Jack Spade for saving animals from being needlessly killed. Here is the story from Reuters:

Shoppers at upscale U.S. menswear and accessory store Jack Spade in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo district were hopping mad to see frog dissection kits selling alongside $775 leather file cases and $145 Italian calfskin passport holders.

The $40 kit came in a cloth bag complete with a vacuum-sealed formaldehyde-treated frog, scissors, magnifying glass, forceps, probing sticks, ruler, instruction booklet on how to explore the animal’s innards, and a moist towelette.

After a barrage of complaints from shoppers and animal activists, the store said on Tuesday that it had cleared its shelves of the kits and would no longer offer them.

“We’re going to issue an apology,” said company spokesman Mordechai Rubinstein.

“The intent was to celebrate science and biology, present something educational for children and adults,” he said. “Jack Spade doesn’t support the unethical treatment of animals.”

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Thanks to every single one of you who e-mailed or called. The millions of frogs and other animals killed for dissection each year asked me to give you all a kiss on the lips!

-Noah

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  • 3055 days ago

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    Frog dissection kits? Gross! That’s what illustrated dictionaries are for! Good job!

  • 3056 days ago

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    yay!!frogs are friends!!

  • 3067 days ago

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    GREAT!! :) :) :) :) :)
    LONG LIVES TO FROGS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3071 days ago

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    Brilliant news !!!!!! I can’t believe someone had the idea of selling those horrors in the first place…

  • 3072 days ago

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    OMG i cant belive it in hermantwon we had to do that but i told her i didnt and was not goin to but i had to sit and wacth my lab buddy do one of us had to or she said that she whould fauk us well ya ttly OMG i cant belive it in hermantwon we had to do that but i told her i didnt and was not goin to but i had to sit and wacth my lab buddy do one of us had to or she said that she whould fauk us well ya ttly <3 ya all **PAMELA**

  • 3074 days ago

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    This atrocity must be brought to an end – immediately. How disgusting is this!

  • 3074 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that’s awesome finally they are stopping with that, ’cause killing animals is NOT education

  • 3076 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Good, that discusting what they do to frogs.

  • 3076 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YES! ABOUT TIME! I’m so proud of all of you! Yays! x3

  • 3076 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    stop animal cruelty 4 good!

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is just great! If more companies give up dissection – it’ll be even better!

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Every animal that lives is a victory!

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yes!!!!! peta is the hope needed for this cruel world every day your strongnest and corage makes me wake up every morning believing in a better world to come thanks to all the things that have made happen.CONGRATS TO ALL

  • 3077 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    im so glad they are stopped being sold!!! i had to drop out of biology because of that

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