Last edited by Cleasanta; 06-09-2010 at 12:34 PM.
Hmmm, gotta go to basketball, but will think on this one and get back here tonight, Dorte.
i brought a kitten off a pet shop last week.. only costed me 10 bucks. i could tell if i didnt save it, it would of been put down..
I think that is a great idea Cleasanta. I just don't have any experience in what goes on to have anything worth while to say.
1 Siberian Husky Diesel
1 Belgian Malinois Gypsy
1 Kitty Porsche
It makes me really mad, and sad every time I walk past a pet shop...those glass containers that those animals are kept in would almost simulate a speaker, the noise must be so intense to their sensitive ears. The smell is always the first thing to hit me; it's the smell of faeces and urine and damp. It is appauling.
I then stop to think about the attitudes of the people purchasing animals from a pet shop, surely most are impulse purchases, fluffy bundles of instant gratificaton; animals destined for shelters.
I'd like to know where there are bans on animals sold from pet shops? It's such a sad way for them to be forced to live. My optimisim is crushed though, when I think of the state that the animals we eat are kept in, and still, we continue to support that way of life for them by eating their meat...
so very sad
my husband bought a kitten from a pet shop, she was clearly way to young to have been taken away from her mother, we brought her home she suffered severe diarrea for a few weeks, a couple of vet checks some antibiotics and she is now a healthly 4 year old, but i will never buy another animal from a pet shop again, next pet, be it a dog or cat will come from a shelter.
Thank you Cleasanta for taking the time to do this
I remember in another thread, I think it was Natty, was talking about a Cavalier (?) that was purchased at a pet shop and ended up having major problems because it was a BYB pup. Perhaps you could talk about consumers being put at risk because you really don't know what you are buying. Buying from a pet shop could end up in a lot of financial and emotional pain.
And of course there's the animal welfare aspect of it all.
Given that pets are often considered as members of the family, it seems absurd that they are just dumped in a pet shop on show for all. We wouldn't put babies that are up for adoption in a shop. People who want the privilege of owning a dog or cat should have to do their homework.
Coming to Australia and seeing animals sold in shops like this must have been a terrible shock for you. Unfortunately we are so far behind here
Would it be possible/feasible to have a list of people supporting you?? ie petition
Edit - Actually you're right Cleasanta, I've never seen toys in with the poor darlings. And, I refuse to show ANY interest in puppies if I am in or walk past a pet shop.
Last edited by Loren; 12-02-2009 at 09:55 PM.
Pet shops usually sell young puppies and kittens. They are not microchipped (which is now a necessity under the new Cat Law Act 2009, yes???) they are not vaccinated, they are not de-sexed. Further more, they are not wormed to the correct degree and schedule they should be, nor are they vet checked for any health problems or abnormalities.
They are are being raised by basic salespersons who have little knowledge; salespersons who are neither veterinarians, animal nurses and attendants, or qualified and highly experienced breeders. At the end of each day these salespersons go home and forget about them. During the day they are busy serving customers, so no, the puppies/kittens are not getting quality time with humans nor expert socialisation.
Put all these factors together and you end up with a vast majority of pet owners who are not only irresponsible and have made a cheap spur-of-the-moment purchases, but unfortunately owners who fail to microchip, vaccinate and desex their animals. perfect candidates for the RSPCA animal shelters down the track, not to mention the various unwanted litters these owners will also be needing to "offload" somewhere.
There are many responsible pet stores around Australia who flatly refuse to sell puppies/kittens. They are more than happy to allow people to put notices on their boards, and are more than happy to direct suitable buyers to the right places such as rescue organisations, shelters and breeders.
In my opinion if you stop the sale of puppies/kittens in pet stores, you will certainly be making a huge indentation into controlling dumped and abandoned pets in the future.
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