Happy Trails, Brookstone Snails

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Victory Update: Following a national PETA campaign against Brookstone’s sale of Frog-O-Spheres —tiny plastic boxes containing two African dwarf frogs—the retailer has discontinued the sale of these little frog prisons in its stores. Learn more about this victory for frogs.

Your calls and e-mails truly make a difference. Case in point: Snails who were the designated “janitors” of Brookstone’s plastic boxes of filth, aka “Frog-O-Sheres,” have been retired. We’ve just received word from an insider at Brookstone that snails will no longer be included in any Frog-O-Sphere shipments. Because of your hard work, countless snails will be spared life in the tiny, toxic tanks.

(Let’s pause briefly for your pat on the back/cartwheel/victory lap around the office.)

OK. That’s good work, and this victory is a step in the right direction for Brookstone, but we still need your help to free the frogs from these miserable, inadequate tanks. The company recently appointed a new CEO, Ronald Boire, so your voice is more important than ever. Please send a short, polite letter to him and ask that the company stop selling all live animals. Even if you’ve written to Brookstone before, write again to the new top dog.

Won’t you help frogs live “hoppily ever after”? (My apologies, folks. I couldn’t resist that one.)

Written by Karin Bennett

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