PetSmart Criticized for Testing Rabbit Sales PetSmart, the Phoenix-based pet care conglomerate, has decided to break with past policies and offer bred bunnies for sale in its stores. In the past, it has encouraged customers to adopt orphaned bunnies rather than buy new ones, but now it's launching test sales.
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PetSmart Criticized for Testing Rabbit Sales

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PetSmart Criticized for Testing Rabbit Sales

PetSmart Criticized for Testing Rabbit Sales

PetSmart Criticized for Testing Rabbit Sales

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Rabbit owners are incensed that PetSmart, the Phoenix-based pet care conglomerate, has decided to break with past policies and offer bred bunnies for sale in its stores.

It has heretofore been considered the "good guy" by animal rights groups because it encouraged customers to adopt orphaned bunnies rather than buy new ones.

But now the company is responding to customers' desires for bred bunnies and launching test sales in Phoenix.