I got this email from PETA today:
We are happy to announce that after receiving thousands of e-mails from compassionate people like you, PetSmart will be phasing out the sale of bunnies in its stores!
PetSmart's Web site states that "[a]t this time, we're not expanding the test and will not continue to sell dwarf bunnies beyond those already in or planned for our stores." Given the fact that thousands of rabbits are abandoned to die in animal shelters every year, this is big news for bunnies—and for people who care about their well-being.
This doesn't mean that we are ending our campaign against PetSmart. The company continues to sell other animals like hamsters, rats, lizards, and birds, who are just as prone to suffering at the company's hands. But this is an important sign that direct pressure on company officials from consumers will make them listen.
Thank you to everyone who called or wrote to PetSmart about this issue—if you haven't already done so, please take this opportunity to let the company know that you appreciate this decision but will continue to boycott PetSmart until it ends all animal sales.
Thank you for your compassion for animals.
Daphna Nachminovitch, Director
Cruelty Investigations Department
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals