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Jenna Dewan-Tatum Speaks Up for Global Captive Breeders Victims

Written by PETA | March 13, 2013

Actor and PETA pal Jenna Dewan-Tatum has added her name to those of the tens of thousands of compassionate people calling on Riverside County, California, District Attorney Paul Zellerbach to file felony cruelty charges against those responsible for the horrific neglect of animals at Global Captive Breeders, LLC (GCB).


Following PETA’s undercover investigation of Lake Elsinore, California–based GCB, which revealed the systemic, daily neglect and shocking abuse of thousands of rats and reptiles, more than 30,000 of you have signed on to PETA’s petition urging Zellerbach to take action

Hell on Earth for Animals

On December 12, based on PETA’s evidence, law-enforcement officials mounted the largest-ever seizure of animals in California at GCB. The facility reeked of death, decay, and ammonia from accumulated urine and feces. Snakes and other reptiles at GCB were so neglected that, in many cases, even their deaths went unnoticed by management—for days, leaving enclosures and rotting carcasses teeming with maggots.

Rats were routinely grabbed by the tail and slammed against hard surfaces when workers decided to kill them. Then they were thrown into trash bins or into a reptile’s cage while still alive and convulsing. Tubs used for housing flooded frequently, drowning countless rats and leaving hundreds of others—exhausted, shivering, and terrified—to struggle to keep their heads above the water as it rose. As Jenna explains in her letter to Zellerbach

As an expectant mother, I was particularly heartbroken to see photos of ailing mother rats with open wounds on their bodies who stood guard protectively over their dead or dying babies in the filthy plastic tubs that they were confined to without access to adequate food, water, or even moderately fresh air to breathe… Justice must be served for the unspeakable suffering endured by countless animals at GCB.

What You Can Do

Please join PETA and Jenna Dewan-Tatum in politely urging Zellerbach to file criminal charges against all appropriate parties without further delay.

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  • Dani says:

    How ‘smart’ does an animal have to be before killing it constitutes murder? Animals are suffering and dying just because we are here on the planet with them. We build homes through their habitat, we pollute their environment, destroy their habitat. Is there any reason we have to maximize their suffering and maximize the cruelty and the death that they already endure by torturing them, wearing them and eating them. As a whole, humans are NOT civilized much of the human race is psychopathic!

  • BARA says:

    Yes..cruelty to animals no good…

  • Sylvie says:

    it is in-human to treat animals this way. Animals are Tortured, skinned alive, burned, neglected, not fed and not cared for. Those “people” look and sound like cavemen. They make humanity look like freaks of nature, like we have no feelings for other beings. The world will not end because of a stupid calendar, but it will end because of stupid people killing each other off and banging and their chests to see who’s the bigger man. The world will end because stupid people will kill nature as we know it.

  • Shannon says:

    People are disgusting. The only thing that beating & torturing innocent animals accomplishes is making you look weak.

  • bianca ambrosino teazis says:

    please have compassion for defenseless animals

  • bianca ambrosino teazis says:

    please have a heart for defenseless animals

  • theresa siskind says:


  • Bridget Davico says:

    I think animal cruelty is barbaric and it needs to be stopped. Far too much cruelty in the world full stop.

  • Olivia Feltner says:

    That humans would act like this towards voiceless defenseless animals is an embarrassment to the human race! Something MUST be done!!

  • Hannah says:

    Poor animals. Humans are the most dangerous species on earth.