What’s up now, PetSmart?

Published by PETA.

Yeah, that’s right. We got a giant bird costume.

For a little bit of context, you should check out our undercover investigation of two PetSmart locations which revealed appalling conditions for the animals sold by the stores. There’s also a handy little factsheet here, which explains (for anyone who hasn’t figured it out by themselves) why big birds don’t belong in small cages. This picture’s from a demonstration outside yesterday’s PetSmart shareholder meeting in Chicago.

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