David Sparks Ph.D.
David Sparks Ph.D.
PetSmart filed suit against undercover PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) operative Jenna Jordan who worked at multiple PetSmart locations, alleging a years-long criminal effort to undermine PetSmart's goal of caring for animals and providing services to pet owners. The charges brought against Jordan include animal neglect, fraud, and making false reports to law enforcement personnel.

A copy of the suit is available here.

The suit claims Jordan knowingly neglected to provide veterinary care to animals entrusted to her care. To create PETA propaganda, she filmed the animals in need of medical attention and allegedly allowed a bird to die so she could falsely accuse PetSmart of neglect.

Will Coggin, managing director of, commented:

"These shocking allegations fit in with the culture of death promoted by PETA. Despite its name, PETA kills the vast majority of cats and dogs at its shelters instead of finding them homes."

PETA is committed to eliminating pet ownership and, according to animal custody records it files with Virginia, has killed about 40,000 animals since 1998--about 85 percent of the animals it has taken in.

The suit isn't the first instance of legal trouble for the animal-rights movement.

Last year PETA paid almost $50,000 to settle a lawsuit after its employees stole a chihuahua off a family's front porch and killed it. Elsewhere, the Humane Society of the United States and ASPCA paid $25 million to settle a racketeering lawsuit alleging they secretly paid a witness who lied in court to support animal-rights litigation.

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