Live-Animal Market Ordered to Stop Selling Live Frogs Bound in Netting

March 2014

After PETA received a report that an Asian market was selling live frogs tied up in individual netted bags, unable to drink, eat, or even move, we got local law-enforcement officers to investigate. They found no frogs on the premises, but the store admitted that it had been containing frogs in that manner to keep them from jumping out of the tanks. Law-enforcement explained this was illegal and that the store would face charges if it happened again. During their discussion, the staff stated that they would most likely simply stop selling live frogs altogether to avoid the hassle and potential violations! PETA will have activists keeping a close eye on the store to make sure that frogs don’t appear again.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind