Written by PETA
After 18 months of protests, thousands of calls and e-mails, and appearances outside Brookstone stores by our giant "frog," Brookstone has finally decided to pull a cruel product called the "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.
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.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
i hope people begin to internalize the sickening outcome of our capitalist driven world. Soon they will be selling babies in boxes. oh wait, just go to williamsburg where the babies are encased in the glassbox out the window meant for the air conditioner! (If your having that many offspring that some need to be stored in glass shelves... maybe its enough.) That evil little voice that has creeped into the ears of all americans and tells them who to kill to make a dollar is spreading like a pandemic! It is a disease equally dangerous as other human-induced infection like mad-cow and avian flu! however i must lso commend those of you who dont allow the little green monster in and proactively fight aginst the grain of money-making selfishness! we need to be more respectfull of all creation both human and animal. we are all equally mass and spirit and should not be treated otherwise.
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