- Walmart previously sold breeding stands that PETA says breeders use to coerce bitches into having puppies.
- These items are no longer available on walmart.com after PETA filed a complaint last month with the retail giant.
- PETA said Walmart’s removal of the item is “a victory for dogs and sets an example of compassion.”
Walmart recently stopped selling immobilized dog breeding stands, which animal activities refer to “rape racks”, on its marketplace, following a complaint from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a March 14 press release that Walmart’s removal of the item is “a victory for the dogs and sets an example of compassion and responsibility for other retailers to follow.”
“After PETA pointed out that immobilized dog rearing racks, also known as ‘rape racks’, are used to restrain bitches so they can’t retaliate because they are being ridden by males, Walmart has removed the horrific metal devices from its website,” the organization said in a press release.
In a statement to Insider, Walmart said the items were “listed by external third-party sellers and removed from our site because the items do not comply with our Prohibited Products Policy.” Walmart said it “strives to maintain a marketplace that customers can trust.”
The item sold for $139.61, and PETA filed a lawsuit Feb. 23 with the company for selling it, according to the New York Postwhich also reported that Walmart was the only major retail chain selling these devices.
According to PETA, some breeders use these products to force bitches into making puppies repeatedly.