PETA Takes Protest to Petco Executive's Neighbors

In January, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took its campaign against Petco to the neighborhood of Petco chief executive officer, Brian Devine.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, PETA members handed out fliers to Devine’s neighbors reading, in part,

Meet your neighbor . . . Please let him know you feel about the suffering and deaths of countless animals in his Petco stores.

The protesters included PETA coordinator Christy Griffin who dressed up in a parrot suit for the occasion.

In a press release on the action, PETA’s Daphna Nachminovitch said,

Brian Devine has ignored the suffering of animals in PETCO stores for years, while conditions have deteriorated. His neighbors have a right to know about his true nature.

Petco spokesman Don Cowan told the Union-Tribune,

We strive constantly to provide a safe, healthy and humane environment for companion animals in our stores.

Sources:


PETA takes protest into exec’s home turf
. Frank Green, Union-Tribune, January 17, 2004.

PETA Takes Anti-Petco Campaign Straight To CEO’s Backyard. Press Release, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, January 15, 2004.

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