Animal Writes
3 January 2001 Issue
Boycott PETCO

PETCO stores have for years prided themselves on the fact that they do not sell dogs and cats. They say that selling dogs and cats promotes puppy mills and they "don't want to be a part of such activity."

This same chain of pet stores continues to sell ferrets and products from Marshall Farms.

Marshall Farms is not only a "ferret mill," it is a leading supplier of ferrets and dogs for laboratories. An advertisement circulated around laboratories has a picture of a dog (tail tucked under the legs of course) and an inset of a woman (face just cut off -- convenient) patting another dog "lovingly." The ad reads:

Our canine quality is easy to handle

Pick the research model that's more manageable from both a scientific
and behavioral perspective. Purpose-bred mongrels and hounds from
Butler Farms give you all the benefits of Marshall Farms proven breeding,
rearing, and socialization methods. So you get a consistently healthy,
fully documented subject that's friendly to your research and to your

PETCO sells ferrets from Marshalls, as well as their ferret products.

Help boycott PETCO and Marshalls. If you have bought anything from PETCO, return it for your money, and tell them why you are returning their products. Buy food and products that are not made by Marshalls. Tell other dog and ferret guardians about the horrors of PETCO and Marshalls, and coach them to boycott as well. If you or anyone else wants a ferret, please get one from a shelter. You'll find many ferrets at shelters were from Marshalls.

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For an address and sample letter you can send on this issue, see next Monday's Alert for Action.

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