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350 Animals Killed in Fire

Written by PETA | April 14, 2010

Tragic news from the U.K.: A huge fire at an animal-breeding center in southwest England early Tuesday morning killed more than 350 guinea pigs, (some reports are indicating that as many as 1,000 animals may have died, including guinea pigs, rabbits, and rats).


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Police believe the fire may have been caused by an electrical fault, but mass-breeding facilities are notorious for keeping animals in dangerous and inadequate conditions and neglecting even their most basic needs for safety, food, water, exercise, and veterinary care. Case in point: U.S. Global Exotics, where PETA’s undercover investigator found, among other abuses, that animals were being confined to soda bottles and milk jugs and tossed into freezers to die slowly instead of being taken to a veterinarian.

Let’s hope that this tragic fire causes people to realize that confining animals and forcing them to bring more offspring into a world that already doesn’t have enough good homes for all the guinea pigs, rabbits, and rats who already exist is never in the animals’ best interest.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • beverly jinnett says:

    this just makes me sick and i have had all these kind of wonderful little pets and still have bunnies rabbit loveri will probably have nightmares because i think sometimess these r not all accidental maybe having too many lord will do us all a favor when this sick corrupted world ends!!!!

  • seth says:

    But why did notbody do anything? People had to know that there was a breeding facility doing this! If you ask me i think somthing could have been done

  • Grant Miller says:

    350 guinea pigs are nothing…out in the field we kill around 20000 pigs each day and the world can use to finish off some of those worthless beasts anyway

  • Tyler Noragon says:

    These massbreeding facilities produce animal for tests which develop new technology for human health. New medical advancements for humans are much more important than rodent’s lives. Grow up dorothy

  • Brien Comerford says:

    This is a tragedy. These animals had the Godgiven innate rights to live a free life until mankind opted to treat them worse than brutalized slaves.