‘Hoppy’ Ending: Plunkett’s Hallmark Stops Promoting Reside Frogs After Enchantment From PETA


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April 13, 2023

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Tucson, Ariz. – Frog-shaped vegan candies are on the best way from PETA to Plunkett’s Hallmark, which eliminated “EcoAquariums” that included reside frogs from its cabinets after PETA identified that the animals offered in these small, inhumane enclosures are routinely disadvantaged of sufficient care and infrequently die prematurely.

“Frogs are advanced, delicate animals who belong of their numerous pure ecosystems, not in a tiny plastic field subsequent to the trinkets on somebody’s mantle,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA applauds Plunkett’s Hallmark’s fast motion to guard frogs and urges different retailers to pledge by no means to promote reside animals.”

Yearly, tens of 1000’s of frogs are bred for the pet commerce—which regularly misleadingly markets them as “low-maintenance” regardless of their want for specialised care—and plenty of endure and die in consequence. African dwarf frogs, who’re generally offered in insufficient enclosures like EcoAquariums, reside a mean of 5 years in captivity vs. 15 years in nature. These social aquatic animals reside in central Africa, hiding and laying their eggs in between rocks and underneath crops. A single reside plant shouldn’t be ample to scrub and filter EcoAquarium water, which may shortly turn into saturated with lethal poisonous nitrates, and the tiny, clear bins depart the frogs feeling continuously uncovered to predators, with no room to interact in pure behaviors like exploring, foraging, and looking for mates.

Plunkett’s follows the lead of Hallmark company, Albertsons, Ceremony Support, Walgreens, and JCPenney, which additionally stopped promoting miniature aquariums after complaints from involved consumers and stress from PETA.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to abuse in any means”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org, hearken to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram.

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