Clueless breeders (rant)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BantyHugger, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    I just got back from Traders Village and NO ONE HAD A CLUE WHAT THEY WERE SELLING! Also only about 90% spoke only spanish. For those of you who don't know, Traders Villiage is a HUGE flea market that takes place every Saturday and Sunday. Sadly there are animals for sale there.
    I looked at the rabbits. They tried selling me some dutch and English spots as Rexs. Then they tried to give me a mini we making up breeds now? They also had some birds there too. I asked what one of the finches was and they said a Bird. Then i found the puppies. They got an air conditioned room, but the smell was horrid. Nothing was super healthy. I'm mad at these people. They promote the mindless breeding and selling of animals. They give you a list of everything you need to buy, and kindly sell it for the most crazy prices. [​IMG] HOW CAN YOU SELL SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT? HOW CAN YOU BREED IT?
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2008
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Throw it in a cage with food and water and let them go at it.

    Sadly this is the case all too often.

  3. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    trouble is it isnt the sellers its the idiots that buy stuff like that,no market, no sellers
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
  4. backyardbridget

    backyardbridget Hatching

    Jul 13, 2008
    San Jose, California
    That is a sad situation, but one I have seen far too much of.
    Just curious, as well...Was there a typo where you said only about 90% of them spoke only English? Around my parts, you'd be very fortunate to find a group of people where 90% of them speak English!
  5. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Yes, backyardbridget i meant spanish. all fixed now!
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    The best thing you can do is write a letter to the owners of the flea market, and tell them very specifically what your concerns were. Better yet, you may want to start a petition asking that vendors who sell animals be monitored more closely.
    You also should contact your local humane society. It sounds like the cruelty officer should take a trip to the flea market.
  7. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Quote:I agree with this 100%. Let us know how it goes if you go this route. Something should be done.

  8. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    You definitely need to contact your local humane organization or animal control. They might know about the place, but they often don't act until someone reports it.

    Thanks for caring. Good luck. :|
  9. This comment is not in regards to the situation as I believe everyone has already said how I feel too.

    However, I don't think you saw english spots. You could have, but they would have the chain down the sides, they are slender and racy, and have an actual arch to their back. chances are you saw cross bred rabbits that happen to have a butter fly capped ears and a spotted pattern. I breed ES here, and I am used to people saying an animall is an ES just because it has a spotted broken pattern, most of them have never actually seen a real Spot. (I would fear if they really were ES though as they are older by the time they reach 6lbs, they are flightly, and don't have that much meat on them anyway; and do not have the personality to be good pets for kids (as a generalization, some I have are wonderful with kids too).

    They are probably rex/NZ crosses or rex/cal crosses, those would be fabulous meat rabbits and have a fairly spotted pattern if a sire/dam had such in their background too.

    This was off topic, but as a breeder I always want to encourage proper identification of breeds. And although I do not doubt your abilities and I do not know you personally so I do not mean this personally, most people do not accurately ID Spots in this area.
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    It sounds like the cruelty officer should take a trip to the flea market.

    I am seriously just curious here, but what exactly in the original post sounds like a case for a cruelty officer? I mean, last I checked, the inability to speak English and lack of knoweledge of breeds is not cruelty, which seem to be the primary complaints. The puppies were in air conditioning (bad smell aside) and while it was said that nothing was "super healthy" I just didn't see anything that indicated cruelty.​

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