In the January issue of Pet Industry News, Bob Croucher had this to say:
“Pet Shops should not feel guilty about selling animals at this time of the year as long as they adhere to the laws and to good policy of making sure that the actual person receiving the animal is made aware of the responsibilities of pet owning. In an interview the RSPCA stated about the pet shop they opened at Rouse Hill in Sydney “Christmas is a good time to be selling their animals”.
They too should ensure that their animals are only sold to the person that will be taking care of it. I know, that in their enthusiasm to find a home for their cats and dogs (Ed:!!!) they sometimes cut corners…..”
DRP Comment: This, from the same man (Pet shop owner, Publisher of Pet Industry News and PIAA Director) who couldn’t answer the simplest of questions put to him by the journalist on the excellent ABC National News Radio interview last November, concerning his own pet shop policies carried out by his staff!
If you missed the interview, go to it here., and have a laugh ( or cry) at the rubbish spoken by this apologist for the pet shop industry.