When it comes to puppy mill regulation, there’s a giant loophole that allows commercial breeders to stay off of the USDA’s radar: internet sales. And when it comes to finding anything you want online, people frequently go to eBay.
Time to file cruelty-to-animal-charges against Sun Pet, an Atlanta based wholesale animal dealer – You can help now!
PETA just released to the public more graphic footage and photos from their undercover investigation of Sun Pet Ltd., an Atlanta-based wholesale animal dealer that supplies animals to PETCO, PetSmart, Petland, and Pet Supplies Plus stores, among others.
Despite this disturbing video footage, hundreds of your e-mails and phone calls, and a great deal of media attention focused on the case, Fulton County district attorney, Paul L. Howard Jr., has still not filed cruelty-to-animals charges against anyone at Sun Pet. He hasn’t even filed charges against the woman we showed you last week who bashed a bag of live hamsters against a table and left at least one to pant and suffer for several minutes before dying.
Howard’s office has had this video—and much more evidence—for more than two months, but it seems that he has halted the investigation of animal suffering at Sun Pet. Had anyone in Fulton County bagged and bashed puppies or kittens, they would have been held accountable weeks ago. Howard is an elected official, so your voice is critical!
Please, even if you have already done so, e-mail Howard and ask him what is cruelty to animals in Fulton County if not slamming a bag full of small animals against a table and leaving those who survive the impact to suffocate and die slowly of trauma and injuries? Tell him you hope that he is not being swayed by the powerful pet-trade industry to ignore animal abuse in Fulton County. Please also call Howard at 404-612-4982. You can also write to him at:
The Honorable Paul L. Howard Jr.
Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
136 Pryor St. S.W., 3rd Fl.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Every call, letter, and e-mail counts, so please share this information with your family and friends right away.