CVS Pharmacy, a pharmacy in Fort Worth, Texas, is being sued by an employee who alleges he was falsely told the pharmacy’s parrot fish “trap” fish.
The employee, who identified himself as “John,” filed a lawsuit against CVS on March 6.
He alleged that he was instructed by employees to purchase the fish from a counter where the parrotfish was supposedly being stored.
The parrotFishFish.com website states the fish is not poisonous and has never been found to be toxic to people.
John’s lawsuit said he purchased the parrots from a CVS in January.
John claims he and other employees were told the fish was being stored in a warehouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The company’s Fort Worth branch store, however, was located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
John claims the fish trap was a “false and fraudulent” promise.
The fish traps are sold in the Fort Worth store and in CVS stores throughout the United States.
The company has denied John’s allegations and has said it has no record of any fish trap being used at the Fort Wayne store.
John said he was told by CVS management to buy the parakeets at the store but was told that the fish are not poisonous.
John says he purchased at least five parakeet fish and one tiger fish.
The store was also the only place the parakes could be purchased.
John, who is African-American, is asking for $75,000 in damages.
He is seeking punitive damages, compensatory and exemplary damages, attorney’s fees and other relief.CVS said in a statement that it takes all allegations of animal cruelty seriously and that it is cooperating with the investigation.
It said it does not tolerate cruelty of any kind.
The Fort Worth office of the United Food and Commercial Workers union also released a statement saying it was investigating the allegations and would cooperate fully with any law enforcement investigation.
The lawsuit also asks for punitive damages for John’s family and the store that sold the fish.