Gabriel Brandenburg, from Nebraska is keeping rats in highly unsuitable and neglectful conditions. Her rats are kept on filthy rusty exposed wire floors, are not fed proper food and she has managed to burn one with a candle whilst trying to get "a pretty picture of love". She is breeding feeder rats for pets and has tried breeding brother and sister together, and is now breeding recklessly without any knowledge of rats, genetics and their welfare. She does not own suitable cages but instead keeps her rats in dog crates with unsuitable flooring and unsuitable food, and lack of enrichment. The female rats are only a few months old and she is already trying to bred from them, and when asked she admitted that she is only brreeding feeder rats "as pets" because her local breeder wouldn't give her any pet rats due to her wanting to breed from them and being too young to sign a contact.
This child needs to be stopped from keeping rats, her rats are suffering and when they are sick she does not take them to the vets. This is a real welfare issue. She calls her rat breeding scheme a "rattery" and will not listen to people and take advice on how to basically care for her rats and keep them well. She didn't know any of the poisonous or unsuitable foods for rats and had to be told that they cannot eat hot dogs, and still argues that hot dogs are suitable food for them (even though they contain onion which is poisonous to them) because humans can eat them. Her parents do not care about the welfare of these animals either and they are suffering because of it.
Please sign the petition today to stop this wreckless and heartless child from torturing and mistreating these animals any more, and to get the local humane society and local government in to put an end to her owning these creatures.
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