Thursday, August 25, 2011
In bizarre toy news...
Over twelve hundred people want to ban the sale of a toy ecosystem with frogs. That's right - frogs. As in live African Dwarf frogs. In “EcoQuariums” (made by Wild Creations) real live African dwarf frogs are encased in 4-square-inch plastic cubes, entombing them inside tiny plastic prisons and condemning them to a lifetime of slow torture. Above and beyond the animal abuse, these frogs can carry disease as well. Back in July, The California Department of Public Health warned of a salmonella outbreak linked to African dwarf frogs.
Thankfully, Target has recently stopped selling this bizarre children's "toy". But the retailer Learning Express is still selling it, so if you want to join the fight to make them stop, you can sign the petition over at change.org.