Kroger Ends Its Sale of Cruel “AquaBabies”

April 2003

Kroger customers alerted PETA that AquaBabies, small cubes in which fish and sometimes frogs or snails are imprisoned, were being sold at the supermarket chain. We contacted officials at the company’s headquarters, telling them that the tiny enclosures are inadequate and cruel and that animals are not decorations. We corresponded with Kroger officials for several months until they finally agreed to stop selling the trinkets.

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