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Bunnies Drowned at Ohio Petland

Discussion in 'Pet News' started by testmg80, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. testmg80

    testmg80 PetForums VIP

    Jul 29, 2008
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    This photo was taken in the back room of a Petland store in Akron, Ohio, and posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Carlisle, who can be seen grinning as she holds two dead, soaking-wet rabbits by the scruff of the neck—rabbits she just drowned while on Petland's time clock. On Carlisle's Facebook page, she confirmed a friend's guess that she had drowned these two rabbits and wrote, "[T]he manager took the pic for me. he reminded me that there were people outside as was swearing at them to just hurry up and die but then she was so kind as to take this picture."

    These horrific deaths followed what was apparently an equally horrifying life for these rabbits. Other comments Carlisle posted made it clear that the rabbits were drowned after sustaining agonizing injuries when they were allowed to "attack and eat each other." The rabbits suffered from "deep wounds all over," "an eye missing," what Petland staff "suspected was a broken jaw," and paralysis from the waist down—injuries that would not have occurred had these animals been provided with proper care and supervision.

    Undercover investigations have revealed time and time again that companies that breed and sell animals are concerned about profits, not animals' well-being. We are urging Petland to think long and hard about what this incident makes clear: The company has no business selling any animals.

    To prevent future incidents like this one, please, never buy from pet stores and urge Petland at the very least to stop selling rabbits.

  2. niki

    niki PetForums Senior

    Jan 14, 2009
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    Thats sick. I cant believe humans can be so cruel and to take a photo of it SMILING?????????????? I'm actaully lost for words - those poor little bunnies. :crying:

  3. balthamos

    balthamos PetForums Junior

    Aug 12, 2009
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    Ewww.. I lost my rabbit a year back ): images like this still haunt me something.
  4. Faerie Queene

    Faerie Queene PetForums Member

    Dec 30, 2008
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    There is a Facebook group .......
    Prosecute Elizabeth Carlisle to the Fullest Extent of the Law
    And while 'trawling' around, I saw this comment.....
    "......Where I am from, the selling of animals is seen as the last legal form of slavary......"
    Interesting stuff.
    Apparently, the Petland store has closed, and Carlisle has been charged with cruelty to animals.
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