North American Animal Liberation Press Office: Received anonymously:
We were bored in a winter afternoon thinking about our miserable lives, but we thought “fuck depression, lets do direct action”.
We started to think about all the people who lives in prison and the different types of prisons.
We realised that near us were people locked up in little plastic cages; a lot of crickets. They were in a pet shop called Petiberia with more species locked up inside, so we made a plan and we went there.
We entered the shop and while a person was distracting the security people, the other took as much as possible of the plastic prisons with the people inside and went out of the shop.
The workers were thinking in their dumb lives so they didn’t realise about was was happening.
After, we looked for a safe place for the crickets, and we ended up in a field.
We opened the cages there and they jumped out. But some of them were dead, so we estimate that the number of people that escaped that day was 125.
This is a simple and easy action and you can help a lot of people with it.
Kisses for the workers ❤ we’ll see each other again :P”
And I mean…Why are insects sold in plastic bags in pet stores?
Because some, mindless human animals want to keep exotic animals and reptiles in their living room as pets.
So-called feeder insects are mainly insect species such as grasshoppers, but also mealworms, wax maggots, crickets, moths and cockroaches.
These insects are grown in large breeding facilities and then shipped to pet stores.
Pet stores have large stocks of these so-called feeder insects.
They are usually offered for sale in plastic boxes, often without food, water or any kind of temperature control.
If the animals are not bought and fed, they often die in agony after a few days in the low-oxygen boxes.
Many people do not want to admit that insects are living beings with a complex nervous system.
They have a brain and have strong sensory perception.
It is not for nothing that insects are the most successful and most species-rich animal group in terms of evolution and at home all over the world.
It doesn’t matter whether an animal has two, four or eight legs: we are all sensitive and want to live.
Reptiles and amphibians have no business in our living rooms; keeping them must be prohibited.
Then the moral question with the ‘live food‘ would be resolved by itself.
In the name of the animals, our heartfelt thanks to the activists
My best regards to all, Venus