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Another PETCO Store Bites the Dust

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post | December 28, 2011

The new year is already looking a bit brighter for animals: A PETCO store in Dickson City, Pennsylvania, has announced that it will close permanently on January 1—which is great news for the hamsters, gerbils, mice, fish, and other small animals who suffer and die every day in PETCO’s stores and suppliers’ facilities.

“Life” for the animals PETCO sells often consists of struggling to survive wild capture or captive breeding in horrific conditions, suffering from untreated injuries and illnesses, and fighting for food in feces-strewn, severely crowded cages. At the massive breeding mills that supply live animals to the pet trade, PETA investigations have revealed sick and dying animals placed in freezers to die, live hamsters placed in a plastic bag and bashed against a table in an attempt to kill them, animals deprived of veterinary care and left to cannibalize their cagemates’ corpses, and other horrors.

For the sake of small animals, please say “No” to PETCO and other stores that sell animals.

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  • Shirley Hergesheimer says:

    Please do not offer birds for sale just so you can sell expensive cages and bird food. Birds no not want to live in a cage. They need a sky to fly. It is also disgusting to see small animals like mice to be sold to feed reptiles. So very, very sad.

  • OddWheelz says:

    I agree with Jake. Signed petition and posted on FB.

  • Jake says:

    Hi! I know You Peta people think Petsmart (which is bigger than Petco) should ban all animals. I agree, but i think it is most important that they stop selling birds. Birds, especially parrots (including keets) live 20-90 years! VERY FEW people can care for these animals, who need 10+ hours of attention a day, and hours of training. Many petsmart birds (Gouldian Finch, Molouccan Cockatoo, etc) are endangered or threatened! The HSUS predicts a MASS BIRD EUTHANASIA because of bird homelesness! Sign here to tell Petsmart: Birds are not our to sell! P.S. Yes! This is great!