Reptiles Left to Die at PetSmart Supplier Mill

Reptiles Left to Die at PetSmart Supplier Mill

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Eyewitnesses found that reptiles were denied basic care, left to suffer with gruesome injuries, and cruelly killed at a PetSmart supplier.

Animals crammed into filthy, crowded plastic bins stacked into shelving units like old bank statements. Living beings deprived of water for days or even weeks. Sick and injured animals denied veterinary care. Emaciated, severely dehydrated animals desperate for water. Animals cruelly killed by being gassed or frozen to death. We’ve seen it time and time again at dealers that sell animals to pet stores, and now we’ve seen it again at Reptiles by Mack, a reptile mill in Xenia, Ohio, that breeds and sells frogs, lizards, turtles, and other animals to pet stores across the country, such as PetSmart.

This case is not unusual. Reptiles by Mack is the sixth animal dealer with ties to large pet store chains that PETA has exposed. PetSmart is well aware that investigation after investigation into its animal suppliers has found factory-farm conditions, filth, crowding, deprivation, neglect, cruelty, and prolonged, painful death. Yet it continues to sell animals and do business with these mills.

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46 Comments

  1. I agree, in the USA people do SH*T to animals and I am sorry for the poor souls, BUT what I heard many times that PETA said something like this in a youtube video "that is wrong" -PETA "what’s wrong" -filthyfrank "that’s animal cruelty, it is bad for a snake to eat a mice" "so, I can’t post this" -filthyfrank "Yes it is wrong for a snake to eat a mouse" -PETA. OK so is it true that it’s cruel for animals to eat other animals for food? for a snake to Not starve to death it Must eat prey, if peta thinks that animals eating prey (based to survive) is bad/cruelty, does that mean Peta wants animals to die and suffer?

  2. This is why I got my snake from a smaller business. They had so many animals there but clearly were taking care of them like they were their own pets. All of the animals there looked so happy, but I went to petco and so many animals in tiny cages it’s so sad.

  3. Ok I agree to stop buying from the big suppliers. But there are a lot of smaller stores that buy from breeders who truly care about the animals. Myself for example I breed fish and reptiles I’m not like a huge company or anything I just sell to my local shop but I give my animals proper care.

  4. I don’t care if it’s eligal I’d be there riping that building apart and letting them out into the wild so th y would have a better chance

  5. the only reason i will buy from a petstore is because i don’t have breeders near me, and at least if i buy it from a petstore then it will have a better home.

  6. Why do they get a ton of animals, treat them badly, so then most of them die, when they could get less, treat them well, get the same amount out alive, and not have to torture and kill so many beautiful and harmless creatures?! It’s not saving money, it’s being cruel, and ignorant!

  7. It’s so sick how people would do that like would they like if they were in a small cage with barely any food or water and left to die these people are so so so sick!

  8. If we don’t buy any of the animals at Petco then all the animals will die so we should buy them so we can save them

  9. the only kind off ggoodd thing was lighting it probably wasnt even good lighting tho plus some of the aanimals didnt have lighs or aanything so sad): terrible care)

  10. This is just sad like this comment to save the ocean and the world and pets!

  11. how much does it cost to give an animal water? what’s the point in letting them die if saving them costs virtually nothing

  12. petsmart and petco in my opinion shouldn’t sell animals leave that to the people and greasers that actually know what they are doing and care

  13. OMG I cant belive people doing this. I feel the worst about how our kind has effected this world. please, everyone do as much as you can to help these animals.

  14. Why we have horrible people in this world who think What animals doesn’t count as living beings?…..

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