We’ve all heard the urban legends about pet stores that murder their unsold inventory. Well, thanks to Facebook, we now have proof. A Petland employee is facing animal cruelty charges after she drowned two rabbits and then posted photographic evidence on Facebook. The employee, Liz Carlisle of Ohio, claims that she was simply putting the bunnies out their misery because they had been “attacking” and “eating” each other, causing injuries including “deep wounds all over, a missing eye, paralysis, and a possible broken jaw.” Is that why she posted a grinning photo of herself with the soaking corpses? The Petland franchise where she worked has been closed indefinitely and now PETA is pressuring Petland to ban the sale of live animals at all their franchises. Carlisle’s lawyer insists it’s all a misunderstanding and that the young woman is actually an animal lover with an “odd sense of humor.” Ya think?
Another employee with an odd sense of humor. Franchise workers are a wacky lot. Take Alexandra M. Dale. In an effort to bring some fun and excitement to her job at Dairy Queen, Dale decided to pour some chemical cleaner into the milkshake dispenser. Well, maybe it wasn’t so fun and exciting for the two customers who drank the milkshakes and were subsequently hospitalized with chemical burns in their mouths and throats. We can’t wait to see what new practical jokes Ms. Dale conjures up during her 1-year stay in prison.
Mazel tov, Subway. What’s the largest kosher deli chain in America? Turns out it’s Subway. The sandwich franchise boasts 9 kosher restaurants, with two more set to open this year, and five more next year. Of course, Subway also operates about 22,000 non-koshers locations across the country. So what does a kosher Subway look like? Ham and bacon are scrubbed from the menu, the cheese is made of soy, and there are two toaster ovens and microwaves that ensure the tuna and meat are heated up separately, reports Jewish news site JTA. Stores are also closed from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday in honor of the Jewish Sabbath. Don’t expect any $5 buck subs at your local kosher Subway. These stores come with the added expense of full-time kosher supervision, which typically translates to an extra $1.50 per sandwich. But the brisket is to die for.