Friday, August 26, 2005

Pet shops suck

I normally don't comment on news articles, but this one just made me want to beat someone up.

Apart from the absolute need to purchase food and shampoo for my 2 dogs, I don't patronise pet shops because I believe that there are critters in much more need of a home at animal shelters. It's bad enough that superficiality has led people to breed animals simply for aesthetic reasons, chuck them in cold cramped cages and wait for the money to roll in. But woohoo, yeeha and whaddyaknow, some idiots decided to take that one step further.

Whoever thinks the Wonderful World of Pets is a world of wonderful shite, say 'Aye' and gimme an asprin while you're at it.

7 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Haven't been there for quite awhile. There is this other one at Mid Valley, can't remember the name anymore but near the cinema. Quite astonished to see it's petting zoo etc in such a shopping centre with iguanas etc for the world to see. Wonder if they ever get stressed being viewed like that in a big brother world.

Reminds me of pet shops around Petaling Street with their small tiny cages. Don't think pets should be sold like that. Hmm unless if one is infected with the 'oh so cute virus'.

Anyway that's my 2 cents.:)

David C.

2:45 AM  
Blogger ryousuke ida said...

just been there this sunday...
browsed around the shop and i can only say this...
THEY SUCK BIG TIME at caring for the animals...
the spiders looked so skinny as if they're mal-nutritioned (my friend believed they were, he rares spiders)..
puppies there looked sick...
and more i'd rather not say...

2:01 PM  
Blogger kepala_angin said...

Aye! *resoundingly..

Have as many aspirin as you need girl. LOL..

10:32 AM  
Blogger trish said...

Man tht sucks big time!! Big! Whats wrong with ppl these days. How can they actually just watch it suffer and die! How?!

1:56 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

david,
hey, the name of the place at midvalley is called Pets Wonderland. I pass by quite often and i never get the vibe that the animals are happy there. and yeah, the lower profile pet shops that try to be space efficient are just disgusting. thanks for your 2 cents.

ryousuke,
i'm sorry to hear that the shop isn't doing much to salvage whatever's left of its reputation. exotic pets require exclusive care and if they don't abide by the proper ways then there's really no point in selling them.

kepala angin,
thanks :P i'm tempted to OD but that wouldn't be very responsible of me.

2:16 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

trish,
I DON'T FLIPPIN KNOW IT'S SO RETARDED IT MAKES ME WANT TO SET THE WHOLE PLACE ON FIRE... but i would need help in getting the pets out first. :P thanks for feeling with me, we can only pray that it serves as a warning to other outlets in the industry.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David C,
I think the animals already get stressed from being removed from their natural environments in the first place.

I would imagine a bird that doesn't see the sky must feel pretty #@$cked up all the time.

And I'm reminded of those Petaling Street pet shops too. Those make all them shopping mall pet megastores seem like a 5 Star Urban Animal Resort.

No, I don't think pets should be sold like that. I don't think pet stores should sell pets at all.

Why is a business centred around the sale of lives, when business isn't exactly the most humane of human practices?


Davina,
Aye, pet shops suck. Every so often I see an overgrown pup in his cramped display, who looks a bit retarded because he spent most of his time caged up during the months when most essential brain development occurs. And then there's all these murderous cases of negligence just because it's not in some pet shop part-timer's job scope.

What's scary to me is how these pet megastores seem to have popped up all over. Is that consumer demand talking? Is there really a market for dogs that are bred to act like handbags? Does that mean more and more human beings are supporting the idea of buying your pets instead of adopting them? And... would that count as being materialistic?

I'd imagine the people who buy pets from pet stores comfort themselves by playing superhero and thinking they've rescued the animal. All the while forgetting that the only reason the poor animal was ever in the pet store in the first place is because people like them condone shit like this with their hard-earned(?) cash.

I really should stop now.

-Jack

11:17 PM  

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