Powered By

Skin Design:
Free Blogger Skins

Powered by Blogger

Monday, February 18, 2008

PETsMART Suspends Bird Sales Until Spring

Thanks to everyone who has written to PETsMART to urge a ban on the sale of birds and other live animals. Your efforts are making a difference!

We recently learned that PETsMART has extended its original suspension on the sale of birds in approximately 775 stores in 46 states across the U.S. until at least April. In late 2007, birds in 43 PETsMART stores tested positive for avian chlamydiosis (also called psittacosis) — a disease that is transmittable to humans.

As we told you in an earlier alert, PETsMART was also recently in the news, in a Today show segment alleging animal mistreatment at one of its major suppliers.

Born Free USA united with API continues to call on PETsMART to discontinue its sale of birds and other live animals. If you have not done so already, please let PETsMART know that you won’t be shopping at its stores until live animal sales cease.

Now is the time to keep the pressure on to help turn PETsMART’s temporary suspension of sales into a permanent change!

To find out more and take action on this alert, click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please do not write in all capital letters, it is seen as yelling and is difficult to read. No personal attacks on me. Comments related to the article will be posted, all others will not be published. If you liked this article, subscribe to my blog to get more great information! Thank you for visiting my blog and giving your opinion.