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Petco Animal Supplies is a privately held pet retailer in the United States, with corporate offices in San Diego and San Antonio, that sells pets as well as pet products and services.


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Petitioning Petco, PetSmart, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, Animal Planet, Oficina de Protección Animal de la Municipalidad de Providencia, FOX News, CNN, ABC,...

Justice for Michi - innocent kitten who was brutally murdered on video by 3 women 1 man

If you want to help read the following, watch the video do something about it take action investigate and find the killers.  Help make justice for baby kitten Michi who was brutally murdered for hours on video by 3  women in Honduras. They killed an innocent kitten . This should be illegal all across the world . Please help Jail the 3 woman and man behind the video that stepped and killed an innocent kitten.Murder on an innocent victim was committed and no one is doing anything about it.We need justice for the killing of an innocent kitten!!! These 3 women stomped him to  death . They were parading and laughing while killing him slowly. He couldn’t do anything but yell to stop. They first paralyzed him by breaking his spine then went on to step on his stomach and organs. Brutally murdering him for no reason. After they killed him, they tossed his body around like a football and laughed. While they were killing him you could hear him yell ouch ouch. They laughed stomped on him more till they killed him. He died a slow death because of these women stepping and marching all over his defenseless body. These 3 women and man who was behind the camera  should be behind bars . Who are we to say that animals are not important. Murder was committed and no one is doing anything about it. These women are living their best lives . They are happy walking around in society. They need to be locked up for this crime. Please help stop animal torture.Following are the names of the alleged kitten killers. KITTEN KILLERS NAMES: (Melissa Andino , Dalia Thifereth Zepeda Shawn, Hadith Minerva Zepeda Shawn, Cesar Javier Cruz -guy who filmed the video)Residential address Honduras �� 1. Colonia Modelo, San pedro Sula, Honduras.2.Barrio Barandillas,San pedro Sula,Honduras.Shawn sisters have a beauty salon in Guamilito market on the second floor. Dalia Zepeda Autónoma de Honduras en El Valle de Sula These killers are still living their best lives going to school having their own beauty salon having children  with no justice system to punish them for the murder of Michi the kitten who did not get to live his life. He was only a month old. They were trying to use these accounts to mislead people supposedly but some people say their names are Daniosmer  Castillo, Genoveva  flores, Agdali flores.idk

Gloria Gutierrez
64,624 supporters
Petitioning PetSmart, Petco, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Remove Michael Vick as a 2020 ProBowl Captain

As most of you know, Michael Vick was a wonderful football player, he was involved in horrible animal cruelty, went to prison, was released and was put right back into the spotlight. Vick returned to the NFL after his release from prison and played until 2017 when he retired. ESPN hired him as a sports analyst and he also has worked for FS1...recently he has been named a 2020 ProBowl Captain. This man is a monster, he is no one the youth should look up to or want to be anything like. If you don’t know what Vick did to these animals here’s and insight...   Jimmy Cummins: "For all of you that say Vick should be forgiven - give this a read. Most people are aware that Michael Vick was a dogfighter. They may even have illusions of what they think dogfighting is at its worst or the suspected actions that take place. However, what Vick did was not simple dogfighting. I have struggled real hard with trying not to hold a past against someone because I believe in forgiving and that people can change. I have come to the conclusion that some things are simply unforgivable for me. Some of those things are what he chose to do. Picture your dog or your friends dog tossed to a couple of animals trained to fight for humans. Imagine that animal screaming as it is being ripped apart and having its throat ripped out. Imagine the person that tossed that helpless animal to the other animals just laughing as it occurs and later admitting he thought it was funny. That person who tossed the animals to the others is Michael Vick. Imagine taking a bucket used to hold water, filling it with water, and holding a dogs head in it until it drowns while it stands on land. Have you ever thought of the image of hanging a dog? He did that too. He also picked them up over his head before slamming them downward on concrete at his full force over and over. As a bodybuilder, I know the strength of professional athletes. Imagine the blunt force trauma that dog felt as it hit concrete over and over from not dying the first time. He also attached jumper cables to their ears and tossed them in a pool to electrocute them. This is not about dogfighting. That has become a separate issue. The acts in dogfighting are disgusting and reprehensible. What Vick did was to take it one step further and find a way to legitimately torture dogs like a horror movie. I know that he went to prison (he was sentenced to 23 months under RICO), but that was not for the animal torture. In Virgina, he was charged with two class-6 felonies, which each carried a maximum of 5 years in prison. He submitted a guilty plea to a single Virginia felony charge for dogfighting, receiving a 3-year prison sentence suspended on condition of good behavior, and a $2,500 fine. In return for the plea agreement, the other charge was dropped. Everyone else, but animal advocates, seem unaware of what he truly did and most are probably unaware of the time he actually served and for what basis. Upon exiting prison for RICO: He received a sponsorship from Nike and he went back to playing in the NFL. Now, he is an analyst on TV for football and he was just selected as a legends captain for the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl. All because the man could run fast with a football. And the general public does not seem to mind one bit about any of it.

Hannah Parker
44,172 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Petco, PetSmart, Petland

Stop The Selling Of Parrots

Parrots, Macaws, and Cockatoos are wonderful animals. There intelligent, beautiful and one of the most trafficked animal on the planet. Annually there are millions of parrots and other birds that are poached and transported. Fueled by the demand of the pet trade. The truth of the matter is parrots and macaws are wild animals, not pets. They belong in the wild, not in a cage. A majority of the birds being sold are the result of illegal poaching. The birds are smuggled in the most horrific of way. They have been stuffed in tooth paste tubes, stockings, and toilet paper tubes to glove compartments, tire wells, and hubcaps. And that is after they have been injured and maimed by nets and sticky traps that glue the legs of the bird to a branch. The birds that are breed fair no better. They are kept in rows of cages, in unsanitary conditions with hardly any room to move. The conditions are not unlike those of puppy mills. The factories will breed the birds to death, just so they can keep pumping out more birds to meet the demand of the pet trade. Images: https://imgur.com/a/nyt3h Birds are beautiful creatures that are meant to be free, not caged. A famous saying goes "if you love something, set it free". The reality is not everyone who owns a parrot or macaw has the means to care for it. This results in many of the poor birds been neglected. Pet stores like Petco, Petsmart and Petland are contributing to the suffering of these beautiful birds. They are fueling the demand for the exotic birds. Pet Stores can make a difference by not selling the birds. 

World Animal Rescue
13,717 supporters
Petitioning Animalistas, rescatista , International Animal Rescue, Animal Planet, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Animal ACTion Network, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Animal lovers, ...

Ayuda! Más de 400 perros y gatos rescatados podrían quedar sin hogar en menos de un mes

La Fundación Ángeles Sanando Huellitas, ubicada en Chia (Cundinamarca - Colombia), ha ayudado en los últimos 2 años a más de 1.000 perros y gatos abandonados, maltratados, abusados. En el 2018 tiene a más de 400 perros y gatos en la Fundación. Actualmente hay deudas por arriendo (por el lugar donde está la Fundación), servicios públicos, comida (diariamente se consumen 7 bultos de comida), etc. La Fundación ha recibido orden de desalojar a final de agosto y además debe readecuar las instalaciones (casa y terreno) en su totalidad, antes de entregar. Se necesitan con urgencia donaciones para cubrir la deuda de arriendo principalmente y que así estos perros y gatos puedan permanecer en su hogar. Mudar la fundación de lugar actualmente es inviable por los altos costos que implica desmontar la infraestructura ya construida, transportar lo que pueda quedar sirviendo y reconstruir todo en el posible nuevo sitio que se consiguiera. Por ahora los esfuerzos  se orientan a pagar los arriendos atrasados y mejorar las condiciones actuales de la Fundación. Para esto se necesitan con urgencia donaciones voluntarias en dinero, mano de obra, materiales, voluntariado. También su buscan  personas/familias adoptantes de perros y gatos de la Fundación, así como padrinos que se comprometan con la manutención del o de los perro/s y/o gato/s que apadrinen.

Fundacion Angeles Sanando Huellitas
13,399 supporters
Petitioning Petco

Petco -- raise the recommended min Betta fish tank size from 0​.​25 gal to 3 gal

Petco's Betta Fish Care Sheet says the minimum aquarium size for a Betta is 0.25 gallon (4 cups, 1 quart, or 32 ounces). This "minimum" is essentially the smallest a tank can be that would still keep a Betta alive -- confining them to a non-stimulating life of *survival*.  Petco should raise the recommended minimum tank size from 0.25 gallon to 3 gallons. Even PetSmart recommends a minimum of 3 gallons, and many fishkeeping experts would suggest 5 gallons. Tiny aquariums create poor water conditions because they often lack filtration, they can experience greater temperature variation, and many do not have room to safely place a heater. Bettas need space to explore and patrol their environments. The average consumer does not know that a 0.25 gal tank requires water changes every day. Larger tanks provide more stable conditions for fish and are easier to maintain! As an industry leader, Petco has a responsibility to guide consumers on appropriate care and not mislead them in order to maximize opportunities for profit. Most people will provide their Bettas with quality lives when they have the correct information. By making this adjustment to their Betta care sheet, Petco could reaffirm their commitment to pets' welfare -- and this would be a simple but significant step towards countering pervasive Betta care myths.  Instagram @bettaworldforbettas Bettaworldforbettas.com

Betta World For Bettas
12,263 supporters
Petitioning Donald J. Trump

Petco & Petsmart - Awareness For Pet Store Abuse + We Demand Higher Standards

By signing this petition, you declare that you want awareness to be raised about pet store abuse and neglect, and you declare that, even though not all petcos and petsmarts are bad, you still demand that action be taken by the companies to correct these behaviors. We demand that all animals be treated with the special care they need and not sold as mere products!As some of you know, Petsmart and Petco are chain pet stores. They sell supplies for pets of all kinds, such as dogs and cats and reptiles and birds. However they also sell live animals (rodents, reptiles, birds, etc). That would be great if there was not such a dark backstory to it. These animals come from animal mills and live in terrible, sickly conditions. Petco & PetSmart are Lying to You Animals are mass bred and distributed, but the worst part is while they are in the mills. A video below shows some of the abuse that occurs. Animals do not receive proper veterinary care, and when one needs to be "fixed" it is done without anesthesia by hand by someone who is not a professional. They allow cats in the animal mills and sometimes the small rodents get killed by the cats. The cages are small or extremely crowded, the conditions are terrible. Birds have been shown to have metal wires wrapped around their talons and embedded in their skin, and rodents and possibly other animals have been mass frozen and drowned for being too sickly. 6 Worst Substrates & Beddings for Reptiles You Should Avoid I feel reptiles have the more terrible end of the stick because they require so much care, and reptiles do not have the heat they need, nor do they have the humidity or UVB. They can't shed properly which can lead to limbs and appendages falling off, nor do they have the vitamin and calcium supplementation which (if missing from their diet) will inevitably lead to MBD (a bone disorder that makes their bones spongy, their bodies deformed, and their mouth rubbery) and other health issues. Basic husbandry is not met which leads to countless issues as well, such as mites and parasites. Snakes are not given proper bedding so that they cannot burrow and feel safe, and other reptiles are not given proper hiding places so they can feel safe and secure. PSA: Stress can kill reptiles so this is deadly as well to not give them a hide. Never Buy Animals from Petco or PetSmart | Animal Mills Then, these animals are distributed to Petcos and Petsmarts, and there they do not receive proper care. The employees are average people so they cannot help the fact that they don't know how to properly care for animals, or that they may know how to, for example, take care of ferrets but not birds, or take care of reptiles but not hamsters. But store policy does not accommodate good animal care; unless you find the rare good store, reptiles are crammed into tiny cages, usually with sand (which WILL cause impaction and KILL the animals painfully by blocking the stomach up and starving it or breaking its organs), food is left in its enclosure like crickets which bite at the reptiles' legs and eyes (you need to carefully monitor your animals so this doesn't happen), no supplements are given, and parasites flourish due to bad husbandry and putting multiple animals in one enclosure. Leopard geckos specifically have been seen to have cryptosporidium (or "Stick Tail Disease") which is an incurable parasite that is contagious and it basically takes away a reptile's appetite and starves it until the reptile is nothing but skin and bones and always eventually kills it. This can affect any reptile. I saw a poor leopard gecko baby with it, and stupidly adopted it to try and save it, but then I realized I was just supporting Petco and Petsmart, contributing to the problem. Petco Animal Abuse - Throws LIVE Baby Iguana in Dumspter!! The Petsmart and Petco stores sometimes throw away live animals that don't get sold fast enough, and occassionally good people will find them and complain, but these stores don't seem to get in trouble. Its time to change that. The employees tell animal buyers to buy the incorrect equipment and supplies, furthering the animal's suffering. Employees usually suggest poor substrates like sand for leopard geckos and bearded dragons and other reptiles, which WILL kill it eventually and make its life hell (they cannot complain about it because they are just little animals). They suggest lighting and UVB for animals that are nocturnal and do not need it, and some nocturnal reptile morphs like albino should not have lighting as it burns their eyes. They don't tell you that you need to give reptiles a varied diet and that you cannot feed it dead bugs (which have lost all nutrients due to being dead). They don't tell you that you need to gutload your bugs for 24 hours before feeding to your reptiles, and they don't usually tell you to dust your bugs in supplements. Small animals like hamsters and rodents have been seen in bad enclosures that have been lazily set up and have had their water bottles put up to high so that they have to struggle to reach it and/or cannot reach it at all. MY EXPERIENCE WORKING AT A CHAIN PET STORE Keep in mind that there ARE good Petcos and Petsmarts that DO take care of their animals, but the bad ones certainly outnumber the good. Reptiles and small animals ARE great pets, but they are not for amateurs or children despite popular belief. Chain stores don't know what they are doing, and they are too cheap and unprofessional to buy from good breeders and instead buy from animal mills where the animals are highly abused and tortured, to death in a lot of cases. These animals should be treated well and respected, not sold and/or disposed of like trash. These animals have been traumatized and the amateur knowledge of Petco/Petsmart is not helping it, nor are their limiting store policies. Some employees ARE good, and they want to help the animals, but they are not allowed to in a lot of cases. Why You Should NOT Buy Reptiles from Petco As a loving leopard gecko and snake owner, I love animals and I despise what these people do to their animals. I, Olivia Hamel, am asking you to support this petition to bring Awareness For Pet Store Abuse + Demand Higher Standards From These Store! (Picture for campaign by Tonicwind of DeviantART)

Olivia Hamel
10,245 supporters
Petitioning People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, Animal Planet, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Petco, PetSmart

Stop Puppy Mills

You may be wondering, “What is a puppy mill?” According to bestfriends.com, a puppy mill is basically a dog factory farm. In these mills, female dogs are over bred, dogs are usually kept in the minimum legal size cage (six inches around the body on all sides), and on top of these cruel things, most pet stores sell dogs from puppy mills! Pet stores usually don’t care where they come from, the just want to make money! In these stores, more than 4,100 potential pets are slaughtered every day! When you think about it, pet stores are supporting puppy mills! The Humane Society tells how puppy mill owners might say to a customer, “My place is hard to find. I will meet you at the parking lot.” because they don’t want you to see their dogs and the bad things they do to them. There are already multiple things being done to try and stop this issue. There are incredible organizations like Peta, The Humane Society, and Best Friends Animal Society. They have been writing articles about why you should adopt instead of buying a pet. They also raise awareness and help animals. If you adopt, you are automatically not supporting puppy mills, which is great news. Social media users and celebrities like Lisa Vanderpump have spoken out and are in the fight to stop these awful things. I would like to take a stand as an individual and fight for this cause. Dogs deserve a life, just like every other creature in this world. Think for a moment about all the small dogs, being trapped in cages only inches around them. Go in the dog’s shoes. Think what it would be like if that was you. I want to take a stand. I would like to make an impact. I have made a small instagram account called @helptheanimals234 that exposes the cruel world and conditions that small animals have to go through every day, that a human probably couldn’t last a week in. I will be protesting with my friends that support my cause and agree with me. I will possibly make a go fund me account so we can raise money and make a large donation to multiple animal societies such as the ones I listed earlier. I also want to volunteer at my local dog shelter, not store. There are always going to be negative people that think this problem is ever-lasting, but there are always the positive people in return. All we have to do, is use our voices. If we speak out, we can fix this. But I can’t stand as an individual, what difference would that make? We have to stand together to make an impact. I hope you will all do the right thing and stand with me. I am Maggie Hayes, and I fight for the end of puppy mills.      

Maggie Messer
8,735 supporters
Reverse PETCO's Discriminatory and Illegal Policies Against Service Dogs and Individuals With Disabilities.

At Petco, we celebrate the human-animal bond and our ultimate goal is to be pet parents’ trusted partner of choice in all that we do. In our grooming salons across the country, we do our very best, each and every day, to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the pets in our care. From our 7-point check-in to the groom itself, we work closely with pet parents to ensure that every pet gets the best service possible. And the large viewing windows in our salons make it possible to watch the groom every step of the way. At the same time, in order to protect the safety of the pets being groomed, their pet parents, and our grooming salon partners, Petco policy provides that we restrict access to our grooming salons (which are non-public areas) for customers and other members of the public. However, in certain circumstances, we recognize that human and animal welfare may be better served when limited exceptions are made, even while there is no legal duty to do so. We think this specific situation merits an exception. Therefore, Petco will welcome Mr. Honick to be present in the grooming salon while Pico is being groomed. It is important to note that we reserve the right to decide this issue on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the varying circumstances related to any such request.

6 years ago