PetSmart Stores Cruelty to Animals Revealed

Away from public view and off-limits even to many of PetSmart’s employees, PetSmart’s back rooms hide away the immense suffering of the littlest companion animals.

At the PetSmart store in Manchester, Connecticut, a location that PetSmart boasts of as having an “exceptional pet care record,” PETA’s undercover investigation documented more than 100 animals—including hamsters, domestic rats, lizards, chinchillas, and birds—who lay hopelessly, just waiting to die, in the store’s “sick room,” deprived of desperately needed veterinary care and wasting away out of customers’ sight.

Please join PETA in calling on PetSmart to end live-animal sales.

Let the multibillion-dollar company know that you will not be setting foot in any of its stores until live animals are no longer part of the inventory. Spread the word by sharing this post with your friends and family members and asking them to speak up today. The animals suffering at PetSmart depend on you!

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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