From Peta: Bunnies drowned at Petland on purpose.

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People… this sickens me to the core.  What is wrong with people?  WARNING… the following article contains a disturbing image.  Please write Petland (info in article for this) and tell them what you think.  Some girl who works there drowned two little bunnies, then poses SMILING for the camera (held so graciously by her MANAGER) as she holds the poor dead bunnies up.  I am disgusted by this.


Warning: disturbing image.


Drowned rabbits


This photo was taken in the back room of a Petland store in Akron, Ohio, and posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Carlisle, who can be seen grinning as she holds two dead, soaking-wet rabbits by the scruff of the neck—rabbits she just drowned while on Petland’s time clock. On Carlisle’s Facebook page, she confirmed a friend’s guess that she had drowned these two rabbits and wrote, “[T]he manager took the pic for me. [S]he reminded me that there were people outside as [I] was swearing at them to just hurry up and die but then she was so kind as to take this picture.”

These horrific deaths followed what was apparently an equally horrifying life for these rabbits. Other comments Carlisle posted made it clear that the rabbits were drowned after sustaining agonizing injuries when they were allowed to “attack and eat each other.” The rabbits suffered from “deep wounds all over,” “an eye missing,” what Petland staff “suspected was a broken jaw,” and paralysis from the waist down—injuries that would not have occurred had these animals been provided with proper care and supervision.

Undercover investigations have revealed time and time again that companies that breed and sell animals are concerned about profits, not animals’ well-being. We are urging Petland to think long and hard about what this incident makes clear: The company has no business selling any animals.

To prevent future incidents like this one, please, never buy from pet stores and urge Petland at the very least to stop selling rabbits.

Posted by Liz Graffeo

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2 responses »

    • I see… so in your eyes, you think this is okay, is what I gather from your comment. Whatever you think…or do not think… about PETA, the issue here is what Petland allowed to be done to these animals, and what uncaring individuals did and gloated about. I would hope, especially being native american, that you find all life sacred, and would be as outraged about this as the rest of us. I too am part Cherokee and I can tell you, I value all life.

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