Animals Frozen and Tortured to Death by Petco Supplier, According to Report

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Target: Pennsylvania District Attorney Brian Sinnett

Goal: Shut down animal farm for allegedly killing thousands of animals by freezing them to death and prosecute everyone involved.

Thousands of animals were reportedly frozen and gassed to death at a Pennsylvania animal farm that supplies companies such as Petco and PetSmart. The supply company, Holmes Farm, smelled of feces and urine and reportedly had coolers full of dead animals. A video appears to show the deplorable conditions, including the dead animals who were reportedly frozen to death in the cooler, as well as hamsters slaughtered by cats allowed to roam free in the facility.

According to PETA, the supplier tortured the animals that were frozen to death and the employees had wrapped the dead animals in plastic bags without checking for signs of life first. PETA claims Petco knew of this cruel behavior, yet didn’t fire the supplier immediately. Petco allegedly sent inspectors to the farm and despite finding out about the horrific animal cruelty, they continued doing business with this sick farm for an entire month following the inspection. Petco reportedly only decided to stop their business when the information was released to the public. The company released a statement claiming it quit doing business with Holmes Farm after their third-party inspection found them to be untrustworthy sources.

These people must be held responsible for their role in this horrific case of animal cruelty. It seems apparent that Holmes Farm has no regard for animal life, either. Demand they be shut down and prosecuted for animal cruelty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Sinnett,

An animal farm has been accused of extreme animal cruelty and neglect after inspectors went in and reportedly found thousands of dead animals in a cooler where they were seemingly tortured and left to freeze to death. Hamsters were also reportedly allowed to be slaughtered by cats roaming freely in the building. According to reports, employees for Holmes Farm also tossed animals in plastic bags without bothering to check for signs of life.

This is a despicable case of animal torment. We demand this apparent torture farm be shut down immediately and everyone involved in the animal cruelty prosecuted.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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28 Comments

  1. Hope every suck BASTARD involved in this monstrous cruelty is locked away until they die, preferably in freezing conditions, winter, scorching conditions in summer with no relief from temperatures! Starve the monsters too!

  2. I think the best thing is to boycott Petco and any other businesses that deal with these bastard farm’s. Hope the courts put them in a cell with no blankets and backed up toilet. Worm infested food!!!!

    • Agree! And, like M Leybra said, make sure these evil businesses know they are being boycotted…

    • bob ellison says:

      It is clearly time each of us marches up to the manager of our local Petco and confronts them about this abuse. Point out the buying public will not accept this and we intend to boycott their store until we are certain these practices are stopped and those abusing are prosecuted.

      Everything in live eventually comes down to money. The manager makes no bonus if their store fails to product growth. Remove the growth and you kill the store and eventually the suppliers.

      It is very simple to solve this nasty problem permanently.

  3. sandra mason says:

    “slaughtered by cats” really pisses me off. they were not slaughtered. people slaughter. cats do what comes naturally to an animal. the hamsters would have just as likely been killed by dogs. I’ve seen my neighbor’s dogs torment baby birds, bunnies and squirrels that fell out of their nests and I had to run over to the fence to distract the dogs to save the babies. this is not unique to cats. this is typical of anything that PETA is involved in. they don’t care about cats and I think they hate them. they just won’t come right out and say it, they’re hypocrites. I have stopped buying from PETCO already because they took space away from CatBugs Pet rescue in Florida and limited their ability to adopt out cats. anybody who tortures animals or condones it or looks the other way can go to hell.

  4. jill proffitt says:

    WICKED EVIL BASTARDS….IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE SHUT THEM IN A FREEZER AND NEVER LET THEM OUT, IF THE LAW IGNORES THIS HEINOUS ACT OF CRUELTY THEN THE LAW IS NO BETTER THAN THE PERPETRATORS OF SUCH EVIL.

  5. This is so appalling,there is so much sickening cruelty in this world it’s unbelievable to think that a so called human being could inflict such torture and pain on innocent animals it breaks my heart.The poor animals.I just hope that Karma catches up on these evil people I really do!!

  6. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtWO83pf3Mc

  7. I will NEVER shop at Petco or Pet Smart again and I will spread the word!

  8. I noticed that too. A video “appears” to show deplorable conditions. And I couldn’t help but wonder WHAT animals were supposedly frozen, etc. I notice that they didn’t point out whether these were cats and dogs or something else. BTW, it is legal for pet foods to be made out of roadkill (Soilent Green for animals), so maybe these frozen animals roadkill found somewhere and were then put in freezers until processing for pet food?

    • The frozen animals were very likely mice and rats that are bred for reptile food. Im not in favor of this- but the article purposely makes it vague so people assume the animals involved were cats or dogs or whatever. Thats pretty lame, and thats typical PETA- they are behind this protest. PETA is EVIL! Just a bunch of lying, powerhungry attention-seeking losers . PETA actually KILLS many dogs and cats- their mobile soay clinics have killed dozens of pets. DONT SUPPORT PETA!
      And dont believe a word of their propaganda.
      PETA SUCKS!

  9. LET`S GET THIS HORROR BANNED ALONG WITH ALL OTHER ANIMAL ABUSE!!

  10. BOYCOTT PETCO.

    • The best response but let them know why they’re being boycotted… on website, by letter, however. Can find pet foods in supermarkets, & other places, periodically on sale, for way less than Petco sells.

    • bob ellison says:

      The best attention getter. Withhold your money from Petco now!

  11. I am a Guardian for the animals
    The Dragons are beside me now
    Your victims treat back now
    Time totally has changed now
    So Take responsibility for your cruelty
    Live your nightmare now
    Feel the pain of your victims Every minute of your senseless life

  12. I signed earlier, and a Petco exec emailed me that Petco had creased found business with Holmes.
    It worked.

  13. ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THIS EVIL VILE SICKENING TWISTED TORTURE SHOULD BE FROZEN WITH IN INCHES OF THEIR LIVES THEN BOUGHT OUT AND START AGAIN, MAKE THEM SUFFER DEARLY, NO HELPLESS CREATURE SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE THIS, PLEASE MAKE THEM PAY.

  14. Sandra Ackroyd says:

    YOU EVIL,EVIL,EVIL, BASTARDS HOPE SOME ONE FREEZES YOU TO F——– DEATH HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL

  15. Virtually ALL animal “supply” stores and networks operate in the same, horrific ways. If you don’t believe that, look into it in detail and you’ll find out. What to DO about it? Refuse to buy ANY animal from ANY pet store OR online seller/breeder (e.g. Craigslist, Kijiji, etc.), period, and ONLY adopt vetted shelter animals. No demand for “for sale” animals = no need for “suppliers” such as these. It’s in every person’s power to stop this dead in its tracks.

  16. Growing up in Pa I am sorry to say our animal laws are horrible and until Pa steps up and gets tougher laws they will get a slap on the wrist. Pa still has live pigeon shoots so please from experience don’t expect to much to happen to this place. US animal l8ve are fighting to get laws changed but when the NRA step in for keeping the live pigeon shoots going the lawmakers rolled over fast

  17. No more breeding… Ask our law makers to put a moritorium on any breeding. Thousands of animals die each day in shelters. Stop needless animal suffering..animals should not be available for anyone to own. Stop the domestic pet trade. Help a shelter animal but stop this domestic ownership of living creatures, it’s just animal suffering.

  18. I’m a non-violent person, but the more I become aware of these horrors, I’d have to agree that the only why to stop them is to give these monsters a taste of their own medicine. Freeze these d-bags. maybe that’s the way to get them to understand pain and suffering.
    Feeling this way does not make me happy.

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