Little Shops of Sorrows: Our Pet Shop Campaign and Undercover Investigation
What did we see when we went undercover into more than 60 California pet shops? Animals suffering from illness, injury, and neglect. Animals living in filthy, overcrowded cages. Animals denied needed veterinary care. Animals showing serious signs of psychological distress. Animals literally warehoused by the dozens in tiny plastic boxes. In other words, widespread and serious animal suffering.
Our first-of-its-kind investigation into how animals fare in pet shops is part of our new campaign, Little Shops of Sorrows. Through this campaign, we're shining a light on the true — and truly appalling — practices of pet shops that sell animals. And, with the help of compassionate consumers and lawmakers, we aim to change the way these stores do business and to protect animals caught up in the cruel pet trade.
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