Posted By Derek on March 9, 2013
Recently, a group called ‘Ban Animal Trading’ ran a protest outside City Pets in Germiston. Apparently, it is the first in a long line of intended protests against those trading in live animals.
In publishing a defence of it’s honour, City Pets has succeeded only in demonstrating the ignorance of its owners and the dubious ethics of its practices. See the article here:
It does not take long for the mindset of the typical pet shop owner to be revealed. The owner speaks of the friendly staff, who “go out of their way to chat to customers about which pet they are best suited for and how best to care for it”.
“It?” Only people who see animals as commodities refer to an animal as an ‘it’. People who love animals understand that they are sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and emotion. City Pets displays it’s (more…)