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Urge PETCO to Stop Selling Wild-Caught Animals ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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Few people realize the magnitude of suffering in the captive fish industry--a $300 million worldwide "hobby" responsible for the annual capture of more than 20 million fish, 12 million corals, and millions of other types of marine life.

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CherAway C. (1471)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:02 am

Please send polite comments to:
James Myers, CEO Petco


Past Member (0)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:16 am
Noted and will take action, thank you.

Nyack Clancy (540)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:47 am
Will take action- thank you

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 7:34 am
Noted and will take action. Thanks, Cher.

Ellen G. (342)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 7:44 am
Got it

Penny C. (89)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 7:59 am
Will do.Thanks.

pam w. (138)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 8:52 am
Will do....thanks.

naomi cohen (41)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 9:29 am
signed. thank you.

Julie E. (375)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 9:43 am
Noted and e-mail sent.

Thomas P. (451)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 10:01 am

. (0)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 10:07 am
noted - ty Cher

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 10:31 am
Action has now been taken, thanks.

michelle l. (41)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 12:53 pm

Florence Eaise (132)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 1:08 pm
action already taken

Bill Eagle (34)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 1:16 pm
Action taken

. (0)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 2:29 pm
I am liking Petco less and less. I know they sell fish, but this article put into perspective.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 2:55 pm
Signed , thanks !

Petra M. (259)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 2:56 pm
signed, thank you!

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 3:20 pm

Rock H. (254)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 5:46 pm
Email comments sent to James Myers and news link noted. Thanks Cher!

Dianne D. (475)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 7:10 pm
email sent to CEO

. (0)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 7:47 pm
e-mail sent. Thanks Cher

Diane K. (135)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 8:37 pm
Thanks. Good to know.

Christine Stewart (133)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 8:53 pm

Marie W. (67)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 8:54 pm

Leslene Dunn (78)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 10:22 pm
Noted and signed - what more will humans do to our creatures.

Véronique L. (209)
Friday November 9, 2012, 2:13 am
Noted thank you!

Ali murf (1)
Friday November 9, 2012, 2:31 am
signed and sharing

Joy Wong (88)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:43 am
Noted, thanks.

Karen R. (87)
Friday November 9, 2012, 5:02 am

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday November 9, 2012, 6:13 am
Dear Mr. Myers,

I am writing to you today because I have been made aware of some very disturbing news that I feel you could be a tremendous help in stopping this horrifying business.

At least 95 percent of the gentle saltwater fish sold in pet shops have been cruelly ripped from their natural homes. Trappers douse coral reefs with poison in order to stun the fish for easy capture—half the affected fish die painfully on the reef, and 40 percent of survivors die before they reach an aquarium. The cyanide poison that is routinely used in this cruel practice also kills the reefs themselves as well as countless other animals who live and depend on them. In places where trappers do not use cyanide, such as in the waters of Hawaii, nets are used to capture the animals. Almost 67 percent of animals who are caught with nets die from stress, starvation, or injuries. Many fish suffer barotrauma, which occurs when they are forced to surface too quickly, and some are even subjected to organ puncturing, which is done to relieve the visible effects of barotrauma, and fin clipping, which is done to facilitate shipping.

PETCO sells 439 species of saltwater animals, almost all of whom were stolen from their natural habitats. For each animal displayed for sale on PETCO's shelves, nine other individual animals were cruelly captured and died before even reaching the store.

Please take action on this matter and stop supporting this practice by refusing to sell wild caught salt water animals who have been captured in this manner. Both on your website and in your stores.

There are some things that should be more important than profits and this is one of them. You have a chance here to make a difference and to show the business community a better way of making profits without destroying habitats and life.

I thank you sincerely for taking this matter seriously.

Yours truly,

Tamara Hayes

Ruth C. (263)
Friday November 9, 2012, 6:34 am
Companies like PetCo that are making soooo much Money annually don't give a hoot about whose life is being abused as long as the Cash is rolling in!!

Sandi C. (233)
Friday November 9, 2012, 7:23 am

James Maynard (78)
Friday November 9, 2012, 7:32 am
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Noted and will send email today.

Valerie H. (133)
Friday November 9, 2012, 8:07 am
Thank you - email to be sent!

Amy E. (66)
Friday November 9, 2012, 8:50 am

Suzanne L. (134)
Friday November 9, 2012, 9:50 am
Noted. Will send e-mail.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday November 9, 2012, 2:12 pm
noted, thx

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Friday November 9, 2012, 8:21 pm

Heidi S. (6)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 7:23 am
then they charge an arm and a leg for them? fat pockets from poisoning and torture....the consumer way...

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:51 am
Noted and Thnx Cher :0

Maria S. (95)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:17 am
Noted. Thanks Cher.

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 10:52 am
action to be tken

Yvonne F. (176)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 11:23 am
Email sent!!! Thanks Cher
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