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Investigation Uncovers Animal Suffering at PETCO and PetSmart Supplier

Dear Friend,

Video footage obtained in a new PETA undercover investigation reveals disturbing living and dying conditions for animals at Sun Pet Ltd., a wholesale animal dealer that supplies animals to numerous PETCO and PetSmart locations. At this time, PETA has turned over our findings to law-enforcement officials, and we are only able to release partial information while they investigate. However, we wanted to take a moment to share with you some of what we found.

PETA’s investigator documented cruel, extremely crowded, and filthy conditions that forced animals to eat, sleep, urinate, and defecate all in the same tiny space as well as the violent killing and rough handling of birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, mice, and rats. One female worker put live hamsters in a bag and bashed them against a table in an attempt to kill them—a crude process that did not kill them outright. A supervisor trained PETA’s investigator to determine animals’ genders by forcefully squeezing their abdomens "like a … PlayStation controller handle"―to make their genitals "come out."

Learn more about where PETCO and PetSmart’s animal victims come from, and take a moment to speak up for the millions of animals who are bred and sold in the pet trade. Tell both companies to stop selling animals altogether, and let these companies know that you, your friends, and your family will not be giving them any business until animals are no longer part of their "inventory."

You can reach PETCO by calling 1-888-824-7257, and PetSmart can be reached by calling 1-800-738-1385. We will keep you updated as more details become available, and all the information from the investigation will be released pending the outcome of the case.

Thank you for your compassion and action in behalf of the pet trade’s animal victims.

Daphna Nachminovitch
Vice President
Cruelty Investigations Department
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

April 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pint-Sized Pinto Born in New Hampshire May Be World’s Smallest Horse


A diminutive horse born in New Hampshire could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal.

April 25: Four-year-old Garrett Mullen watches three-day-old pinto stallion named Einstein in Barnstead, N.H. (AP).

A pint-sized pinto born in New Hampshire could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal.

The Union Leader reported Monday that the miniature stallion, named Einstein, weighed just 6 pounds and measured 14 inches in height when he was born Friday in Barnstead, N.H.

Those proportions fit a human baby just about right but are downright tiny for horse, even a miniature breed like Einstein.

Dr. Rachel Wagner, Einstein’s co-owner, said the Guinness Book of Records lists the smallest newborn horse as weighing in at 9 pounds.

Breeders say that unlike the current record holder, Thumbelina, Einstein shows no signs of dwarfism. Instead, he’s just a tiny horse.

Wagner reportedly told the newspaper that she has already sent an application to the Guinness Book of World Records to see whether the pint-sized pinto qualifies as the world’s smallest horse.

Click here to read more on this story from the Union Leader

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Posted:  Just One More Pet

April 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment