PetSmart Sues PETA
PETA may be in some legal hot water.
In an update to an ongoing lawsuit over alleged spying by PETA operative Jenna Jordan, PetSmart has added PETA itself as a defendant in the case. Jordan was allegedly sent to spy on multiple PetSmart stores across the country as part of a years-long operation to make fraudlent videos about the company.
In obtaining employment with PetSmart, Jordan allegedly lied on her application and omitted the fact that she was previously fired from a zoo for spying on behalf of PETA. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that Jordan committed a litany of offenses from animal neglect to filing false reports with law enforcement.
A copy of the suit is available here.
The lawsuit, which correctly identifies PETA as a “militant, activist organization,” wants PETA to pay $100 for each day Jordan spied on the store and its employees. Given that Jordan worked at PetSmart, over a long length of time, it could be quite a large bill for PETA. (PetSmart ought to ask for more.)
The lawsuit also makes note of PETA’s hatred of pet ownership, citing the recent lawsuit in which PETA paid about $50,000 after stealing and killing a family’s Chihuahua in Virginia. Also highlighted in the lawsuit are PETA’s high kill rates at its headquarters’ shelter in Norfolk, Virginia, despite the fact PETA took in close to $50 million.
After years of PETA picking on farms and other businesses, it’s good to see someone bite back.