Stop Letting Animals Languish in Horrific Conditions at Flea Markets

Puppy Animals' Angels

Target: Steven Pockat, National Flea Market Association Administrator

Goal: End the sale of animals at flea markets.

In the hot Texas sun, investigators came to check out a flea market known for its Dog Alley. Dog Alley consists of hundreds of dogs stuck in metal cages under the sun. Investigators believe that some of the dogs came from puppy mills. Parvo was also running rampant among the dogs. As if this all wasn’t awful enough, after the flea market, the unsold dogs are typically abandoned at the site.

Dogs are not the only animals sold at this market. Birds, including chickens, turkeys and ducks, are sold as well. Chickens are stuffed in cages so tightly that they cannot turn around. One investigator saw a chicken pecking and eating at another chicken who could not escape because of the confinement. These birds are also typically left behind if they are not sold.

Rabbits, horses and other animals are sold at this market and their conditions are not any better. It is clear these animals are not respected or cared for in the least. Unfortunately, this is common among flea markets. Sign this petition and demand the National Flea Market Association ban the sale of animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Pockat,

In your mission statement, it is clear you want your flea markets to have “high standards of business conduct” which would then lead to “public trust.” This cannot be done until the sale of animals at flea markets ends.

Investigators went to the First Monday Trade Days market in Texas and what they found was sickening. Animals including dogs, horses, rabbits, chickens, ducks and turkeys, were out in the brutal sun with no access to water. Many of the animals were confined to metal cages with broken wire, and the birds were crammed so tightly that they could not even turn around. Parvo ran rampant among the dogs. As if these atrocities weren’t enough, many of the animals are abandoned after the market if they were not sold.

Unfortunately, this is not a one-time occurrence. Many markets sell animals in conditions that are just as awful, maybe even worse. Please consider banning the sale of animals at all flea markets.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Animals’ Angels

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15 Comments

  1. BAN ALL ANIMAL SALES AT THE TEXAS FLEA MARKET NOW.

  2. Breeders are the Bain of our society. Mainly people who can not make a Living in an honest compassionate way. STOP breeding animals to abandon abuse torture and neglect. Outlaw selling innocent creatures that by their 2nd birthday will be dead or anondoned in a shelter or on the street. Or worse starved and abused by the most dangerous in our society the mentally ill and criminally insane. STOPThe insane practice of breeding animals to kill torture or abandon. 4 MILLION KILLED in U.S. Shelters every year, that same number dying abused abandoned or killed and tortured by the criminally insane. pLEASE STOP

  3. Peter Bond says:

    If you see animals being abused let without water crammed into cages,basically being abused in front of your eyes… Call the police… These people can and should be prosecuted. Just call the police and animal control. Any decent law enforce,net officer will take swift action to protect these innocent creatures suffering at the hands of heartless imbecilic breeders!!!!!

    • Disgruntled citizen says:

      cops kill animals and people. Do NOT call them!

      Distract the seller, and take the animals.

      Give the critters water and food.

      In order for the suffering and exploitation to stop, all animal sales by unlicences and inspected facilities must be made illegal.

      The world does not need anymore dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds, mice, rats, kittens, puppies, foals, sheep pigs, etc.

      Anyone, selling without a registered breeders licence, must be fined. This does not include respectable animal rescues, but does include hoarders.

  4. Yes call law enforcement, animal control and a TV station. Let them be there to capture the response from these agencies that are paid to STOP this type of crime.

    • Disgruntled citizen says:

      Do NOT call the cops. DO call the media. The media will expose any wrongdoing, including that done by cops. Some cops maliciously shoot innocent, non threatening animals. In fact, almost ALL animal deaths by cops, were non threatening animals. They shoot them, just because they are there.

    • Yes, call animal control and the media. The media can record animal controls response and spread the word about the suffering and abuse that goes with breeding domestic pets.

  5. I feel sick reading this- so sad

  6. Celeste H. says:

    I can’t believe these flea markets are actually promoting animal abuse — they need to be banned altogether, because even if the Humane Society came in to rescue the animals from one insane flea market, where are the laws that punish these vendors for animal cruelty? If the Humane Society finds a case of extreme animal neglect (like a few cases in my state, where the person involved had to give up the animals and then go to court), then this is a mass criminal market that needs to be shut down, and the breeders need to be examined by Animal Control or some other agency — why is this breeding and
    abandonment so uncontrolled? If these were human children,
    it would be all over the nation’s news — I’m so tired of
    animals being so exploited and abused, with no laws to stop
    it all (or very few laws, if and when they are enforced)….

  7. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    Law enforcement needs to be alerted, this is illegal! How abusive and to think this flea market condones this abuse! CALL POLICE AND REPORT THIS COMPANY.

  8. karen Tipping says:

    DESPICABLE BASTARDS
    INHUMANE AND UNACCEPTABLE!

  9. Just when I think I’ve seen or read the worst abuse story, along comes another one! OMG! How can people be so bloody callous as to leave defenceless animals behind if they don’t sell?? Another obvious case of money rules! How I hate these people….to me, they are a zillion times worse than the scum of the earth! It’s way past time these people reaped what they sowed!

  10. Nancy Raymond says:

    Those inhumane skanks that stuff animals in these filthy cages with no food, shade or water should be stuffed in one and left to suffer for 8-10 hours in the blazing sun.

    Call the media and get them there to see what goes on in this flea market.

  11. Waltraud Usahanun says:

    LAST INFANTILE AND GREED SCUM – NOT DESERVES TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES IN OUR ALL WORLD – ALL OF THESE CRIMINAL RABBLE IS BETTER DEATH! DO NOT DISTURB THE REST OF THE WORLD POPULATION AND FUTURE GENERATIONS WITH YOUR EXISTENCE, BASTARDBIRTH!

    Stop & pursue this deformity – instantly!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be caged for their whole lives! Or not?

    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE ALL RESPONSIBLE PERSONS AWAY – ONCE FOR ALL !

  12. let animals die naturally. making an animal or person starve is abusive and could lead to an arrest! dont neglect animals cause you may get arrested! animals and people care for themselves most of their lives! just go vegan and care for animals if u want to.

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