DO NOT SUPPORT PET SHOPS THAT SELL ANIMALS. ANIMALS ARE NOT PRODUCTS.

 

Facts On The Pet Trade

  • Animals are viewed as commodities — profit is king. The animals are bred, housed, transported, bought and sold in the cheapest possible way.
  • Animals are often denied veterinary care as this would exceed the animals’ commercial value.
  • Pet shops perpetuate and encourage puppy farms and backyard breeders.
  • Pet shops do not promote responsible ownership. They profit from the impulsive buying of confused and frightened animals.
  • Pet shops selling animals contribute to the already overwhelming problem of domestic animal overpopulation in South Africa.
  • The exotic pet trade is a lucrative industry renowned for its extreme cruelty and ruthless exploitation of animals kept in the retail or breeding environment.
  • South African pet shops, pet traders and animal brokers do not have a legally binding code of conduct or ethics, minimum standards or requirements.

What You Can Do?

  • Do not support “free to good home” advertising, or brokers who sell animals through the internet, or through newspaper advertising sections.
  • Contact us for support or for assistance to organise a protest.
  • Adopt your companion animal from one of the many animal shelters and rescue organisations in South Africa.
  • Be an advocate for animals. Advise your friends and family about the real cruelty of the pet trade.
  • Support local pet shops that don’t sell animals, but food and accessories only.

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