Target Stops Selling “AquaBabies”

April 2002

PETA first contacted Target in 1999 to ask that it remove AquaBabies from its shelves. We sent countless follow-up letters and provided statements from experts describing why the tiny tanks are sorely inadequate for the fish, frogs, and snails imprisoned in them. We also posted action alerts and a feature on our Web site with this information, asking for letters and phone calls to the company. Target finally relented and followed the progressive example set by Walgreens, Eckerd, Rite Aid, Albertson’s, Longs Drug Stores, and others by ending its sale of AquaBabies.

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