Frobar and Missy, two elderly Yellow-footed tortoises, are confined to tiny, barren tanks at Petland in South Point, Ohio. The store owner claims that these animals have been in his custody for decades, and we understand that one of the tortoises may be as old as 100! In the wild, these complex beings would roam freely through dense forests, exploring, foraging for food, digging in mud, and basking in the sun. Apparently, the tortoises go for short “field trips” or walks around the store with balloons tied to them, but such excursions are still grossly unnatural and cannot ensure their well-being. PETA has appealed to the store to do better for Frobar and Missy, but to no avail. Now it’s your turn!  

Sadly, these animals have been captive too long to be released into the wild (they wouldn’t know how to find adequate food, water, or shelter on their own). But please urge Petland to relinquish these tortoises to a reputable sanctuary so that they will have a shot at true happiness in their final days. At the very least, Petland should provide Frobar and Missy with much larger environments, with lots of natural vegetation, rocks to hide behind, and water to soak in. 

Please send polite comments to Petland, and forward this alert widely! 

Send polite comments to:

Joe Watson
President
Petland, Inc.
740-775-2464
joe.watson@petland.com

Dwight Burk
Owner
Petland
348 County Rd. 410 #7
South Point, OH 45680
740-894-7387 
dwight.burk@petland.com

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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