Target: Lake Elsinore Mayor, Brian Tisdale
Goal: Bring exotic animal dealer to justice for the abuse and neglect of thousands of animals
Animal welfare organizations from all over the country recently finished cleanup, investigation, and various rescue operations of one of the largest cases of animal cruelty and neglect in the nation’s history. More than 18,000 rodents and 600 reptiles were found at the warehouse of the exotic animal dealer Global Captive Breeders. Justice must be brought to those responsible so they can never harm another animal again.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was alerted to the situation when a whistle blower at Global Captive Breeders gave the organization a tip. An investigator from PETA then managed to gain access to the warehouse as an employee where he made the horrible discovery. The investigator documented several instances where rats used to feed the reptiles were smashed or frozen alive, and in some cases slowly shot to death with pellet guns. PETA managed to quickly assemble a team of workers from humane shelters, veterinarians, as well as rodent and reptile experts to work around the clock in twelve-hour shifts. It has taken nearly a month to clean up the mess.
The warehouse was filled with rotting rodent corpses and those still alive were cannibalizing each other. Hundreds of cages contained dead or dying snakes and other reptiles. After entering the facility the first time, Daphna Nachminovich of PETA stated, “Odor was not a proper word for what was in there… It just reeked of death.” Unfortunately, the animals that were alive were humanely euthanized because they would have otherwise eventually died of injury and illness.
Welfare groups and local authorities have been unable to contact representatives for the exotic animal provider at their main office in Santa Margarita, but PETA and other organizations throughout the country are working to find those responsible. Please sign the petition below to help bring them to justice.
Dear Mayor Brian Tisdale,
Recently investigators working for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals discovered a massive warehouse owned by the Lake Elsinore exotic animal retailer Global Captive Breeders containing thousands of dead or dying rodents and reptiles. It has since been marked as one of the largest cases of animal cruelty, and the largest seizure of rodents in United States’ history.
PETA and other organizations have as of yet been unable to contact or locate those responsible for this horrible atrocity. Please do whatever you can to help bring these criminals to justice and ensure that they will never have the opportunity to touch another animal again.
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