Jack Spade Cuts Out Dissection Kits

January 2006

PETA wrote to NYC menswear and accessory store Jack Spade after receiving numerous complaints about the company’s sale of frog dissection kits. After receiving PETA’s letter explaining the needlessness of killing frogs and other animals for dissections, the company had a change of heart. Clearing its shelves of the kits–which came with a vacuum-sealed, formaldehyde-treated frog, tools for dissection, and an instruction booklet on how to explore the animal’s innards–the company also issued an apology, saying, “Jack Spade doesn”t support the unethical treatment of animals.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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