RealMedia video of Bobo at the N. Augusta, SC. Petland
of compassionate people everywhere were heard when Bobo was
removed from the Petland. Bobo's departure was the death knell
for the N. Augusta store. Petland is going out-of-business.
We must continue to monitor Eudora Farms to ensure future
well-being for Bobo and his brother.
happen to Bobo?
a baboon, was born just 7 months ago to a breeder 'out west' and
soon found himself at an auction. Bobo was purchased by George Bonner
of Augusta, GA. for $7,000 and placed in a plexiglass display case
at Petland in the North Augusta Plaza, located at 336 Martintown
had no interaction with any other primates, other than humans, and
watched customers visit the store, tapping on the glass to get his
attention. Bobo was purchased to be the 'store mascot' and to draw
customers. Bobo was not for sale.
of Primate Freedom Project visited Petland and spoke with personnel
who advised Bobo would have his teeth pulled, and likely wear a
diaper for the rest of his life. Despite paying $7,K for Bobo, a
donation jar was used to collect monies to build him a new cage
Monday, June 13, Animal Control visited Petland to advise the City
has an exotic animal ordinance and Bobo must leave in 48 hours.
Bobo was moved to Eudora Farms, where his half-brother also lives.
His half-brother was also acquired at the same auction.
Farms sells animals. Will Bobo and his half-brother be sold
at the next auction and continue to move from place to place all
their lives? Will their next 'owner' pull their teeth? Use them
and his brother deserve better.
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