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Vomit and Diarrhea for Sale?

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Posted June 22, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

Uh, GROSS!

More than 200 people—mostly children—have been sickened by a unique strain of salmonella, a serious infection that can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. The culprit? The African dwarf frog breeder who supplied frogs for Wild Creations’ EcoAquariums. These cruel and dangerous tiny plastic cubes—which confine two frogs for life—are sold by national retailers across the United States and Canada. The California Department of Public Health has issued an urgent notice asking vendors to discontinue selling the frogs immediately, and we second that, duh!

Jamming delicate frogs into plastic cubes with just a few ounces of water is usually a death sentence for the animals. The frogs can barely move and are slowly poisoned by their own waste. A PETA investigation into Wild Creations—one of the suppliers of the frogs used for this gimmick—documented filthy conditions, starvation, and rampant neglect and mishandling of frogs.

Many national retailers have stopped selling these tiny tanks, which put both amphibians and customers at risk. Please ask Learning Express, Kirlin’s Hallmark, Toy Jungle Enterprises Inc., Scholar’s Choice, and Coach House Gifts to pull these cruel “novelties” off the shelves for good.

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  • 1962 days ago

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    Wow, I can’t believe anyone could do that to them…

  • 1965 days ago

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    uggghhh 🙁 dont worry those people WILL hear from me 🙁 poor frogs

  • 1971 days ago

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    People should know that diarrhea can be a serious health problem especially for the kids who are vulnerable to such diseases.

  • 1980 days ago

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    I cried for these poor defenseless little anmals! I thought I’ve seen everything possible that’s agast to watch people who have no hearts or conscience, but this is the most ridiculously aborhant “job” ever! I’m glad none of the frogs sold, but who in the world would ever think of or dream of a company that does this?! Gastly and sickening! Please stop this insane cruelty NOW!

  • 1984 days ago

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    I saw those at a Hallmark once. I think it really odd to sell them. I don’t see how it could be anything anyone would find interesting or entertaining. The frogs don’t have much room to move and no little platform or anything to hop on. They just kinda float there.

    btw The Hallmark doesn’t sell anymore so far as I know.

  • 1984 days ago

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    Leave frogs in the wild!

  • 1998 days ago

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    Oh Gosh 🙁 Poor little Froggys!

  • 1998 days ago

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    THAT IS TERRIBAL!!!!!! I LOVE FROGS!!! How could anyone do that to them! Frogs are not decorations!!!

  • 1999 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awww, i love frogs that is terrible! 🙁

  • 1999 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poor frogs! Those people got what they deserved!

  • 1999 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Aw, poor froggies! 🙁

  • 1999 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My teacher had one of those…wow…i never thought it was that bad! 🙁

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