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Undercover Photos Reveal Frogs at Brookstone Living in Filth

Written by PETA | August 31, 2009

Anyone out there know of a gadget that makes rotten retailers stop selling live frogs and snails in tiny prisons? Anyone?

Didn’t think so. That’s why we’re calling on you to drop whatever you’re doing right now and tell gadget magnate Brookstone to stop selling Frog-O-Spheres ASAP!

Despite complaint after complaint, Brookstone—a company that apparently has a heart of stone—is continuing to “package” frogs and snails together in pitiful plastic prisons and sell them to customers who don’t have a clue about how to take care of these extremely delicate animals.

 

Brookstone Snails

 

A distraught Brookstone employee has sent us undercover photos and horrifying details confirming that frogs and snails are sold with little regard for who will care for them:

“Most parents will exclaim right in front of me that they are not going to help the child to care for these living creatures. Then when I offer to sell them the additional food they will tell me flat out that the frogs won’t live that long. It kills me that these frogs that can live to be 15 years old [won’t] even last 1 year as a pet in a controlled [environment].”

The whistleblower went on to describe how animals are forced to languish and suffer on Brookstone’s shelves without any veterinary care:

“We did have a frog that had a growth on its bottom. We eventually transferred that aquarium to the stock room and the frog died. No vet was called …. There is absolutely no policy or [veterinary] contact in my store for sick frogs. … [W]hen they do die we are told to “flush” them. … The snails die even more frequently. We have a bag full of over 15 snails that have died in the last month.”

But, hey, no worries—if Kermit dies before his 30-day warranty is up, Brookstone will replace him for free! So long as you have your receipt, just flush and replace.

 

Brookstone Frogs

 

Let Brookstone know that these frogs aren’t just a drop in the bucket. Please take action now!

Written by Amy Elizabeth

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  • Robbie says:

    I bought a pair of dwarf frogs from Hallmark. At first we had the usual problems with one eating all the food etc…then we found out that the problem was the types of frogs were not the same and they were not compatiable. needless to say the one with the spiney back died. We cleaned the tank and were not sure how long the other one would last. He has lasted two years past the death of the first one. He is in good shape. We feed him twice a week 2 pellets and he does just fine. Unfortunately the bamboo stick became loaded with algae and we had to toss it. I am not sure if we need to put one back in or not. We keep him tucked in a cubby on my sons desk where the frog has privacy and not too much sun when the window is open. My suggestions is that people have to educate themselves on any type of animal they buy. I have done tons of research and follow through on efforts that have worked for other people. You cant release them back so if they are going in an aquariaum make it as nice as possible for them. They really are pretty cool pets. It would be inhumane to release them.