|Wealthy PETCO board (approximate salary close to 1 Million
annually, not including bonuses such as stock options; follow
the link provided in red for more detailed
information), who care more for money, and
the image of their company, then accounting for mistakes.-See Below
Young Retriever Dies at Petco
Petco states they will be providing nationwide training classes due to the incident. Hmm- they weren’t already? So they just hire anyone to work for them, huh? Directly involved- no, this would be not only the fault of those ‘directly involved’, but their bosses, those appointed to manage the location (which seemingly didn’t do their job well), some would argue every single other employee in the store at the time, etc. I wonder what the repercussions would be had it been a human child?
Note how they initially tried to cover up their mistake, and unbelievably lied to the dog’s owner. I can’t help but think- what if it were my dog? What if it were yours? I would probably go a little further than filing a lawsuit.
The point I am trying to make, which is the same point I try to make in most of my abuse and neglect articles- the pet industry is too large and profitable. When something becomes this big, the concern always shifts toward money (I am surprised Petco didn’t compensate the owner; she shouldn’t have to fight for it). Thus the demand for the animals increases, and this provides opportunities for already large, and legal, breeders to grow further. If they were to become limited, it would cause a ripple- in turn effecting the entire industry; one reason these gigantic and neglectful breeders are allowed to exist at all. This all has very selfish and greedy roots.