20 Jan '11, 9am

Roadshow was no ball for small pets: I was at Parkway Parade on Saturday and chanced upon a Pet Lovers Centre (P...

I was at Parkway Parade on Saturday and chanced upon a Pet Lovers Centre (PLC) roadshow. Apart from selling pet products, a hamster race was going on, where kids placed their hamsters in plastic balls and "raced" them. Surrounded by screaming kids who were shaking the plastic balls, loud blasting music and crowds, the hamsters were obviously stressed and panicky.Chinchillas and rabbits were placed at the roadshow as well, amid the loud music and crowds. I understand that PLC is a business and is riding on the Rabbit year to increase profits, but small animals should not be subjected to this amount of stress. PLC should have known better.

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110120-0000574/Roads...

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