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Stomach-Turning ‘Reality TV’

Written by PETA | May 17, 2010


In case anyone needed another reason never to spend a cent at Petland or other stores that sell live animals, Animal Planet is airing a special report tonight showing how puppies suffer even before they end up in Petland stores. According to Animal Planet, an investigation of puppy mills that supply animals to Petland uncovered “more than 140 dogs housed in chicken-wire kennels, water bowls encrusted with mold and containing green water, … and one breeder’s confession that she kills healthy dogs because of their less-than-stellar looks.”

This appalling cruelty is business as usual at the hellholes that supply animals to Petland. At Sun Pet Ltd., a PETA undercover investigator recently found that animals were crammed en masse into tubs and that a worker bashed hamsters against a table in an attempt to kill them, among other horrors. At U.S. Global Exotics, another Petland supplier, PETA’s investigator found that hundreds of thousands of animals were cruelly confined for days or weeks in pillowcases, shipping boxes, or soda bottles and that sick and injured animals were left in freezers to slowly die.

The only reason why animals continue to suffer for Petland and other stores is that people continue to buy them, so let’s all get our friends and families to watch this important exposé with us on Animal Planet tonight at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT!

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Kaciee says:

    This makes me sick! How can they do that when first of all they animals are sssssoooooo cute! second we should shove them in little chicken cages wit moldy waterand let them lay in their own fecies! Let Them be subjected to canobolism 2!! And thats not even half of what those animals go through! Thats being nice!

  • Kim says:

    I don’t know how regularities in the US are but I can’t understand how the government woulndn’t tightening laws against animal abusers. In Germany the law isn’t as strikt that it could be but at least abusers can be send to jail these days if a good documentation is been made. If I read about PETAinvestigations it not only makes me sad but I kind of understand how peaple can be rude to each other because they have no empathy for anything. I can absolutely understand why people are getting angry about thins fact. Maybe there is a way in educationg kids to love and restpect animals so that they in adult live are more empathic. but the sad fact is probably that our world is turning into a very “lackadaisical” place.

  • sharon says:

    i dont know what makes me sicker the people who allow this to happen and are involved in such horrific acts or our laws for allowing this to continue..the problem is not enough people care about the ANIMALS…when is everyone just going to open their eyes and WAKE UP..these animals need protection from this torture..just think if we all felt this way what a wonderful place it would be..

  • Margit Tahane says:

    Its true that if we go on buying such pets from those concentration camps as I call them the sellers or breeders keep doing it and animals keep suffering one of the reason is why this is happening is the law it should be changed that all that kind of sellers should be banned for good and Petland should realize their duty when buying those poor animals from them hey wake up and be humans now !

  • Ashlyn says:

    I saw the show on Animal Planet it was heart breaking. It was a good idea to show people where “That puppy in the window” REALLY comes from.

  • ChloeThen says:

    This is ABSURD! Not that this hellhole Petland continues its business of supply and demand but simply because THE LAW PERMITS THEM TO CONTINUE OPERATION DESPITE CONCRETE EVIDENCE CAUGHT ON TAPE! Don’t just verbalise contempt but we must agitate the cold stone legislature into ACTIONS!

  • anon says:

    this is so sad and makes me embarrassed to be part of the human race.

  • Cara Marrero says:

    This is depressing! I mean doggies are mans best friend! Would you put a friend in a chicken wire cage? Absolutely not! The laws regarding this subject need to be stricter and enforced better! This is wrong and an outrage!

  • maureen says:

    If this war against animals continue maybe just maybe some of these people will be reincarnated as the animals in which they abuse and God forbid see how it feels.If you ever watched the video on Korean marketsthis dog was shown to lay on the ground being drug to it’s death so I know this beautiful creature knew what was to come.I could never look at myself in the mirror againif I ever did some of these things to animals. My heart hurts.Have we lost ourselves in this world?

  • Tiffiney Monroe says:

    Sick Disgusting and Cruel how people totally disregard God’s creatures no matter how big or small. America definetly needs firmer animal cruelty laws.

  • miketoren says:

    treat them the same way sounds like justice to me!! bastards!!!

  • Joyce says:

    There are organizations that deliver pet food to your home. It’s about the same price as the storebought food and it’s healthier for your dogs. One of my dogs is 15 and the vet is amazed at how healthy he is for his age.

  • D'Laine Borden says:

    Jessica I would recomend any animal food suplyer that is a whole sale pet food store that sells feed to live stock is a good way to go they can usually order in your food for you.

  • M says:

    It’s really really sad how little love there is in this world for animals and people.

  • jessica says:

    So if I’m interested in boycotting Petco and Petsmart where do I go to buy my petfood? Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Gunnar says:

    People who treat animals this way should be treated the same way. How can you have your wires SO crossed…!?!?

  • Erika says:

    It just makes me sooo mad to those monsters!! I HOPE THEEYY DIE IN A WORST WAY THAT THEY KILL ANIMALS AND SURE THEY WILL SUFFER 100000000 MORE THAN THEM!! everyday i hate a little bit more humanity!! i can stand monsters like them!! i hate them sooo much i wish with all my heart that they sufer a lot!! ASHH!!!!! MALDITOSS IMBECILES ojala se pudran en vida!

  • trish hetherington says:

    We should do those people the way they do these dog’s.

  • Nessa says:

    those people should suffer! cant understand how u can do that to an animal…

  • kerry person says:

    If this is a known fact why are theses people not shut down and convicted on animal cruelty charges?

  • jody says:

    WOW this makes me cry i used to work at petland for 3 years and myself i watched animals be abused and such…… im so glad i got a clue and got out of there!!!!!

  • Carly says:

    For more on the AKC puppy mill relationship do a google search for “AKC puppy mills” on google For example here is a media article that tracks the AKC puppy mill money connection httpwww.bogartsdaddy.combouvierBouvPagesarticleinquirepuppymillsAKC.htm The AKC couldn’t have those fancy dog shows without puppy mill blood money! This is why AKC spend tons of money WITH the puppy mill lobby to oppose laws to protect dogs!! Also a TOBACCO LOBBYIST is also the lobbyist for Petland and their puppy mill business This man httpwww.consumerdeception.comindex.asp The Petland business constantly deceives the public about its puppy mill puppies by falsely claiming they only buy from “local” or “good” breeders. It’s all a lie!!! Every single Petland puppy comes from a puppy mill. AKC also has a business deal with Petland microchipping puppy mill puppies. It’s a big moneymaking scheme!

  • Ula says:

    This makes me cringe. I can’t wrap my head around the idea that anyone could be so cruel.

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  • Mauricio Hernandez says:

    This is truly disgusting. Totally unnaceptable..

  • Lana says:

    This is disgusting and it breaks my heart. What is wrong with people these days?? How can they does these things to a living breathing creature??