Tell Toy Kingdom To Stop Selling Hermit Crabs

Tell Toy Kingdom To Stop Selling Hermit Crabs

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Kenzie Como started this petition to Toy Kingdom

Toy Kingdom at Cordova Mall is selling live hermit crabs in their store. This is problematic for a variety of reasons. Hermit crabs are living animals, not children’s toys. Hermit crabs require specialized care, and even when cared for properly live only half of their natural lifespan in captivity. In the hermit crab industry, hermit crabs are captured in mass amounts from their habitat and families, kept in repulsive conditions where most of them die before ever reaching stores, have their natural shells removed with a machine much like a nut-cracker, and are forced into toxic painted shells. Hermit crabs don’t belong in captivity at all, but the last place they belong is a toy store where they are viewed as disposable children’s toys or souvenirs. Hermit crabs are intelligent, social animals that feel fear, pain, joy and sadness. Please sign this petition to encourage Toy Kingdom to stop selling live hermit crabs, and switch to selling toy crabs instead. 

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