Reptiles Left to Die at PetSmart Supplier Mill
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Reptiles Left to Die at PetSmart Supplier Mill

September 1, 2019

This is the story of many of the reptiles and amphibians who are sold at PetSmart and other pet stores. At Reptiles by Mack, a massive exotic-animal mill, a PETA eyewitness saw countless animals arrive in tiny containers, sometimes from halfway around the world. These turtles frantically clawed at the side of the crates, desperate to get out. In its two warehouses, Reptiles by Mack kept tens of thousands of animals in filthy, barren plastic tubs, often without adequate food and water. Parched and dehydrated animals clambered for water and drank for several minutes after being given water by PETA’s eyewitnesses. Finding emaciated animals was par for the course for PETA’s eyewitness. Like this bearded dragon who was desperate for food and water. This is what a healthy bearded dragon should look like. Countless animals never made it out of Reptiles by Mack alive. PETA’s eyewitnesses documented the agonizing deaths and cruel killings of hundreds of animals. Animals who got loose were caught with makeshift glue traps, pieces of cardboard covered with double-sided tape, which weren’t checked for several days, leaving them to struggle and die a prolonged death. Others frantically attempted to escape tearing their skin and dropping their tails as they thrashed around. Bearded dragons were kept in severely crowded tubs and had to fight for food and space, resulting in horrific injuries. Some with nearly severed infected limbs, exposed bones, and bloody wounds were denied adequate care and often just left to rot. Some reptiles were put in small bags and gassed with carbon dioxide. Workers described animals being thrown into a freezer while they were still alive. And this is what it’s all for. Thousands of animals were shipped to PetSmart and other stores in crowded containers with no food or water. And Reptiles by Mack is the sixth supplier of pet store chains that PETA has exposed. If you would like to help these animals, please go to and tell PetSmart that enough is enough and to stop selling all animals. And please, never shop at pet stores that sell any animals. Thank you.

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  1. Im gonna get one from pet smart soon i need to research more but people say dont but i will to save them from this

  2. I'm serious. I would kill people who does that, if i knew those people, they would be dead now. I have 9 pets and i would never hurt them.

  3. I remember my first turtle i baught him from Petco and he died the next day.
    I got a wild caught coin size red ear slider and put her in a small pond and i still have her. Shes now 5. My 2 snappers are 13

  4. Awe I love animals. How come people are so evil. What have we become. Nothing more than murders. I eat animals. But I don't condone any animal cruelty. What are we doing? This is the devil himself. Brave folks speak out about Hillary trump obama. Even braver speak for those who can not. Animals being killed is no different than people dying

  5. Animals don't do that only monsters! Please speak out for those who can not. I dont cry but evil makes me mad and cry. How horrible.

  6. This is just wrong i got a bearded dragon those employees should go to hell. May god have mercy on those reptiles

  7. This is so so sad to see, I love animals and I have a tortoise and to see all animals be in pain is heart breaking, please share to stop animal pain

  8. PETA, this is the only time I'll ever agree with you. Other times you've been just full of shit. Thanks

  9. I dont get people see this things and still doesnt shut them down ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก

    Edit: if you would like to shut them down leave a like

  10. This is what humanity has come to now money thatโ€™s it we are apparently the only important ones not bees that keep us alive not animals that save us and give us joy no not even us gusse what it is just money this is crazy and the thing is we have no way to stop it

  11. I have a bearded dragon and I bought him at petco, when I watched this video and thought what all those baby reptiles go through ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

  12. The Bearded Dragon actually made me cry. He was so skinny and weak. My Beardie had an infected tail and I took him tot he vet and paid for him myself. Keep in mind I am only 14 years old, if Iโ€™m able to do it they should be too.

  13. This is absolutely disgusting and pathetic! I cannot believe that the employees of this warehouse abuse animals to their death! I think the ones who abuse animals should be locked in a cage and left to rot, just like they have done to the reptiles and amphibians.

  14. So donโ€™t buy any pets at all from a retailer? but itโ€™s worse to buy off people too . So really just be weary of where your getting your pet from

  15. Why are people so mean, if you can't live without why would you do that to another animal ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  16. Do they even…..Love animals?…..Like most of the bearded dragons have cool morphs and they could live a good life. If there so heartless, Atleast sell them in good health?

  17. This is lizard hell! You jerks you are awful people and this is awful treatment imagine this is you! Trapped in a bag can't breath this is strait out animal cruelty

  18. This makes me soooooo thankful that the PetSmart by me is responsible, and came from vet approved areas. The staff know what theyโ€™re doing

  19. Omg tears up and is a waterfall now I hate this I want to fire the manager and tell the employees to take of them really good

  20. THis sorry piece os crap should be shut down . He doesnt care about them ,He breeds non stop and pet stores pay him 15.00 each .they then sell for 49.99 .ย  please every one share this .

  21. Someone needs to shut this place down yesterday!!!! I felt like I was going to throw up. I couldn't watch this video. I have bearded dragons. Is anyone doing anything about this????

  22. There was pet smart and I didnโ€™t know that all of them did this and o bought a gecko Iโ€™m taking care of and is in good health thankfully they said all the correct things that to take care of the gecko

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