When all the buzz started about ZhuZhu Hamsters, one of the comments we received was whether PETA would support such “fake” animals. So we asked for a statement from PETA, here is there official statement:
Toys such as Zhu Zhu hamsters and other robotic animals give kids an opportunity to play and cuddle with their furry friends without contributing to animal overpopulation. PETA’s undercover <https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1133&formPg=explanation> investigations <http://www.petsmartcruelty.com/investigation_manchester.asp> have revealed that small animals are often bred and abused just as puppies in puppy mills—and just as kittens—are. Facilities breed hundreds of thousands of animals every year in deplorable conditions in order to supply pet stores with animals, compounding the overpopulation crisis. These deplorable mills will continue to operate and profit from the misery that they produce until people stop buying ALL animals from pet stores.