On 5/27/05, Anna wrote:
> I agree that each store has to be treated individually because they are only as
> good as the staff that looks after them. I read the last several posts and I get
> the sense that some of the authors may have a personal vendetta against Petco who
> will always find something to complain about. What I find really humorous though
> is that those who find so much atrocities in these stores have not placed a
> written complaint with the local authorities who can have changes made and levy
> fines. For an example, a dead bird in a cage or tortoises "stacked" would have
> been perfect opportunities to get the authorities and the SPCA into the store.
> Also, if the treatment of the birds and animals in these stores are so upsetting
> then why go into them four or five times a month. From my own observations I find
> there are as many more bad breeders than stores. I am in no way siding with the
> stores but lets not be procastinators, if you dislike the treatment of their
> livestock but won't call the people who could do something about it then boycot
> them and not go through their doors anymore.
Uhm,for the record,I myself have filed complaints with the humane society and the Fl
dept of agriculture about the Petco stores,and other pet shops in my area when I
found the conditions to be unfit.And I do not go to Petco stores,and buy anything,nor
have I ever.The pet store in question that has the teenyboppers I have not been in
for about 8-9 months now,after the incident in question I quit shopping there.
The problem is,have you ever actually read the state requirements for selling
animals? The minimum cage space required (for FL and 4 others I know of) is
sickening,and the rest of it,they don't care about.So long as they clean the water
bowls when the people come out and they have food,they don't care if it's starting to
rot,that's good enough for them.
One of the huge complaints filed against Petco stores was the policy to take any
small animal that required veterinary care and "euthanize" them by putting them in
the freezer.And that's something they don't check when they get called out to these