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Old 06-20-2006, 06:45 PM
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what can i do!!!??? this is awful


i just got back from Flea land. its a huge flea market in south central kentucky.

and i did not come back happy. i came back sick at my stomach and outraged.

there was a booth that a couple were setting up. they were taking out small 10 gallon tanks of baby nile, savanah, and water monitors. and they had about 7 igunanas, all babies. they also had jacksons camillions. all of the pets there had awful color and the camillion was very dehydrated. as the couple was putting down a ten gallon tank of about 5 nile montior babies i seen her shake the tank and say to the other person "does it look alive to you"

my mouth droped! my fist clenched. i honestly was about to hit her in the jaw. i never felt so sick at my stomach. hubby pulled me away becuase he knew i was about to start something.

people will buy these on impulse. if they wanted a pet they would go to a pet store. i bet many people dont know that montior lizards can get 5-7 foot and paticularly niles are very aggressive and dangerous if you dont know what you are doing, and not to mention iguanas get huge too.

just scares me to think of how many people went home with a sick lizard, not knowing they will get huge. and if someone bought that camillion i just know its dead now!! but those monitor lizards are not something that should be tooken lightly. i love them, i have great respect for them, but they are not good pets! i honestly dont even think they should be sold as pets. much less at a flea market.

i will not let this rest. i will do something, i have to stop this!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:04 PM
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Oh my that is terrible. You are right someone is going to think they are cute buy one and then when it gets out of hand let it go!
Do you have a place to report them?
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:09 PM
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i dont know where to go!
we dont have an aspca or any animal welfar organization or nothing! and i know the police wont do anything.... i have tried that route before with a petstore
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:40 PM
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Here is a list of animal welfare groups in Kentucky:

http://www.4kentuckypets.org/rescuelist.html

I included the whole list because I'm Canadian and don't know much about Kentucky so I don't know which of those are close to you. Good luck! I hope this can have some good resolution.
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Old 06-20-2006, 08:08 PM
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thank you i am going to check out that link now
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Old 06-20-2006, 08:23 PM
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i just emailed a totally of 8 places from there and told them my situation. that link was very helpful. i hope they can do something. in my opinion this is an urgent case.
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:02 PM
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Yeah, it's definitely not something to be overlooked. I hope that at least one place gets back to you and does something about it!
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:27 PM
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two people have already emailed me back and told me to call the police. i have done this a couple of times in the past on one horrible petstore that STANK of dead animals in the back.
nothing was ever done! the police in south central kentucky do not do anything, and dont care
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:26 AM
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You could try calling them anyway (at least in the off chance that they actually do something). Or maybe show up in person, maybe they'll take you more seriously because you're right in front of them.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:29 AM
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speak with your closest animial shelter they may be able to give you info on who you can talk to or your towns chamber of commerce. But in reality your battle is lost before it began. the law only worries about large breeding campains
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:11 PM
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i called the police and told more people. two of those people i called actually went down there to see it themselfs (everyone loves that flea market and goes there all the time anyway) and ARE going to file some sort of complaint and are going to help me get something done.
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Great job!!! I'm so happy to hear you stuck to and and now those poor critters will hopefully be getting some help soon! Keep us updated!
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I hope something gets done.In cases like that, people buy the animal because it is cute and "right there".Reptiles in particular need a greyt deal of work and those reptiles are probably ending up in bad homes.Hopefully someone who is a reptile expert went and got some or gave a talking to those people.

Are there any reptile rescues in your area? Maybe they could help?
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:08 PM
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i dont know of any. i did a few searches, but nothing came up
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Links To Rescue Leagues, Humane Societies, Animal Shelter, Pet Adoption
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