Jenna Dewan-Tatum Demands Justice for Abused Rats and
By: Linsday Pollard-Post, Senior Writer at PETA
Actor and mom-to-be Jenna Dewan-Tatum has joined PETA and the more
than 30,000 compassionate people who are calling for cruelty to
animals charges against those responsible for abusing thousands of
rats and reptiles at California’s Global Captive Breeders, LLC (GCB).
For more than two months, a PETA undercover investigator exposed
systemic neglect, cruelty, filth, crowding, deprivation, and stress
at GCB. Workers at GCB routinely grabbed rats by the tail and
slammed them against hard surfaces in attempts to kill them. They
threw the animals into trash bins or into a reptile's cage while
they were still alive and convulsing.
The crowded tubs that housed rats flooded virtually on a daily
basis, drowning countless rats and leaving hundreds of
others—exhausted, shivering, and terrified—to struggle to keep
their heads above the rising water.
Snakes and other reptiles at GCB were so neglected that, in many
cases, even their deaths went unnoticed by management for days,
leaving enclosures and rotting carcasses teeming with maggots. The
entire facility reeked of ammonia, death, and decay.
Based on PETA’s findings, law-enforcement officials seized more
than 18,000 rats and 600 reptiles from GCB last December with help
from PETA and other animal protection organizations—the largest
seizure of rats in U.S. history and the largest-ever seizure of
animals in California. Yet, to this day, no cruelty charges have
been filed against those responsible for abusing these animals.
In addition to signing PETA’s petition calling on Riverside County,
California, District Attorney Paul Zellerbach to file felony
cruelty charges against those responsible for abusing animals at
GCB, Jenna sent a personal plea to Zellerbach,
As an expectant mother, I was particularly heartbroken to
see photos of ailing mother rats with open wounds on their bodies
who stood guard protectively over their dead or dying babies in the
filthy plastic tubs that they were confined to without access to
adequate food, water, or even moderately fresh air to breathe…
Justice must be served for the unspeakable suffering endured by
countless animals at GCB.
Here’s how you can help:
• Please join PETA and Jenna Dewan-Tatum in
politely urging Zellerbach to file criminal
charges against all appropriate parties without further
• Never patronize stores that sell live
animals and urge your friends and family not to either by sharing
this investigation with them. The cruelty uncovered by PETA's
investigator at GCB is typical of the filth, crowding, deprivation,
and stress that PETA's investigations of pet-trade suppliers have documented over and
Will you help by signing this petition?
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