Nanda & Nelson Posted February 25, 2013 Report Share Posted February 25, 2013 Today I was at a mall (yes, I know - why on earth did I go here?) and I walked by this pet store. I need to buy a few balls for Nelson, so I figured I'd walk in and get them there. When I walked in, I noticed this horrible smell, as well as the sound of barking. I thought it were some toys that made bark noises (yes, dumb), until I noticed the crowd of people in the back of the shop. I walked towards them and saw this wall of glass boxes... full of puppies, with pricetags of thousands of dollars on them. I knew this stuff was happening, I just hadn't walked into it like this before. The puppies were either laying down, looking incredibly sad and hopeless or were absolutely crazy. These 2 pugs in a box that couldnt have been bigger then 50cm long and 30 cm wide, were just jumping in their own shit and smashing their faces into the walls, scratching the walls and the glass to get out, while a bunch of people were laughing out loud. They thought it was 'so cute'. I had tears in my eyes and I stood there for a second before I started telling those people, that these puppies weren't 'cute'. They were desperate for air, for a walk, for a pis somewhere else then their own 'bed'. Desperate to move freely like any living being should. These moments make me wonder what on earth I can do to educate people about animal abuse like this. They seem so clueless - sometimes I wonder if they even care. It makes me mad and upset. I want to buy a farm and all the puppies in the store and let them live freely and find good homes for them, but I know that supporting pet stores, buying puppies, will only makes this worse. I don't understand how this is legal. I won't go back to that mall every again, as I do not wish to support anything related to places like this. I reported it to the local SPCA, I messaged their facebook and researched them - they have been charged with animal abuse before in 2005. Sorry for the rant, I guess what I am trying to get out of posting this, is thoughts on what you guys do when you run into a situation like this? “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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