PETA Statement: State Order to Jurassic Pets Is Important First Step in Ending Cruelty

Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk regarding today’s announcement that the Colorado Department of Agriculture has ordered Kenneth and Lynn Kubic to stop all business activity at their Jurassic Pets stores in Thornton and Lakewood:

Ordering the Kubics to close these stores will safeguard thousands of animals who would have found themselves in cruel hands. Now, PETA awaits action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revoke the Kubics’ Animal Welfare Act license without delay, in light of their convictions and their stores’ chronic violations of federal regulations. Kind people can make a difference today by adopting—and never buying—animals and by purchasing supplies only from retailers that do not sell any live animals.

The full details of the Jurassic Pets investigation by PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—are available here.

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