- You can quote me
Retailers (the big chains as well as mom-and-pop stores) buy small animals from mill breeders. Some sources say that over 50% of the guinea pigs in mill breeding operations (any animal can be milled, and most are, not just puppies and kittens), sold to brokers, sent to distributors (where conditions are equally as horrific as those found at mill breeders) and then sent to retail chains, don't make it. Over 50%. They are shipped in Tupperware-like containers slightly larger than something you'd put a sandwich in with a few holes punched in the top. Then they're put on a sales floor, many far too young to be away from their mothers, many (most) ill, many (most) with parasites, then bought on impulse by purchasers who have done little or no research into their needs. The chains will tell you they do a modicum of screening and any employee can refuse a sale. Yeah. Right. That's PR and nothing else.
This little pig made it through the hell of the mill breeder-broker-distribution-retail chain to be tossed around like a football for four months, then to die, in pain, hungry and thirsty in a home where no one cared about her, no one cared for her, no one took responsibility for her well-being.
She is not alone.
If you are new to Guinea Lynx and reading this for the first time, the only person who can break this chain is you. Don't purchase from a pet store. Adopt a healthy, well-cared-for, vet-checked pig from a rescuer who will help match a pig's personality to your household.
Don't let this little girl's suffering and death be for nothing. Help break the chain by choosing to adopt your next pet.
I live in Southamerica, in Chile exactly.. There is no rescues here, not even for dogs or cats, they wandering the streets with no or little help.
I really dont understand how you can be so cruel with a guinea baby, they are so lovable, just asking for love...
Thank god exist people who can be so loving and caring with these little furry angels..
Blessings from Chile :)