I'm not a big PETA fan, but they do get all up in the undercover investigations revealing deplorable conditions and inexcusable treatment of animals. Sometimes in surprising situations.
This is yesterday's Today Show segment on their latest investigation with commentary from a veterinarian not associated with PETA. The footage was taken at Rainbow Exotics, Inc. in Texas, a supplier to major pet stores like PetSmart.
This is what happens when living creatures are comodified. They aren't seen or treated as sentient beings any longer, but rather ... stock. Live stock. When done with humans, this is illegal. It's called slavery. I don't understand the disconnect.