Posts Tagged ‘Petsmart’

Suit: Pet collars pose cancer risk to humans

April 27, 2009

“Retailers do not inform the public that flea-and-tick collars for pets contain propoxur, a carbamate insecticide that can cause cancer in humans, the National Resources Defense Council claims in Federal Court. Defendants include Albertsons, Petco and Petsmart. ”

Lawsuit filed in Alameda Superior Court in California

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews

PETA to Petsmart: don’t sell live animals

January 2, 2009

Given the controversy over Petland’s practices, I wonder if the entire pet-for-sale market will come under increased scrutiny.

PETA owns Petsmart stock and plans to submit a shareholder resolution at the upcoming shareholder’s meeting banning the sale of live animals.   This measure has failed a couple times in previous attempts by PETA but I wonder if the increased publicity about these practices will result in a different outcome.  The comments to this article are worth reading because they focus on ways to improve the treatment of the animals rather than banning the sale outright.