- Some pet stores value profits over pets to such a degree that their animals are not given proper veterinary care.
- Even though some (perhaps most?) pet stores do take good care of their animals, by buying animals from a pet store, you are still supporting the breeding facilities that supply these animals, which are largely unregulated.
- Even if the pet store and the supplier are treating the animals well, a purchase of a guinea pig from a pet store encourages the breeders to keep breeding more guinea pigs, and is a lost opportunity to adopt a piggy in need at a shelter or rescue.
|I'm glad the humans gave me a good home for me when I needed one!|