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Why not use Pet Shops?

Post by siofradh on Fri May 18, 2012 2:39 pm

http://www.brecklagh.com/petshops.html Thought some of you might find this an interesting read.

I posted a while ago about two female tailess rats in my local petmania store, they had been there since January. I actually found out recently that they were sent back to the rodent farm because they weren't selling. Quite upset about this, knowing that they're most likely snake food now. Poor babies Cry
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Post by redrach on Fri May 18, 2012 7:30 pm

That's very sad. Sad Thank you for posting this.
It is hard not to go down the petshop route, but looking at those pictures we can know we're at least not funding that business. We cannot save them all, but in the very long run we may be able to stop it happening.
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Post by Zoundz on Fri May 18, 2012 9:28 pm

Absolutely. This article has always been very dear to me... I saw it when it was first written, and when Ali (Brecklagh) and Estelle (Alpha Centauri) put it on their sites. Just awful.

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Post by smokierat on Sat May 19, 2012 6:25 am

Its just so sad Cry it can be hard to think of the bigger picture,but so very important if we are rattie /animal lovers

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Post by katherine on Sat May 19, 2012 9:31 am

It is an excellent article, with some really shocking and sad pictures Sad I think it's what made up my mind 100% to go to a breeder (though that was a little while ago so I'm not certain)

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Post by siofradh on Sat May 19, 2012 12:44 pm

There's two hairless boys in the petstore too, both look miserable.. they're behind glass, on dusty woodchip bedding, with one cardboard tunnel. I have to be honest and say I was considering buying them after hearing about the tailess girls, but after reading the article I've decided 100% against it. Really hope they don't end up as snake food though Sad Meh
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Post by Zoundz on Sat May 19, 2012 5:07 pm

They may not, they may go back to the 'farm' they came from to breed more snake food out of!

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