Let's face it, no matter what anyone thinks of PeTa (I sympathize with many of their campaigns, but don't always like everything they do), there's *no* defending how that cockatoo was treated in the video, or any of the other things their animal mill suppliers do. That was seriously disturbing...

Interestingly, any caring person I've ever met who likes animals and trys working at a pet store that sells animals ends up quitting in disgust. In stores, even if the animals seem well-cared for, that's rarely the case for sick animals kept in the back room, or for the breeding animals at the animal mills many pet shops get their animals from.

If enough people boycott the store and write letters, something could be done. A lot of stores do not sell puppies because a lot of serious dog people won't shop at stores that sells puppies. That's why PetsMart does not sell puppies. Let's try to see the same thing happen with the rest of the animals.