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Skechers ran their Super Bowl ad despite pleas from animal advocates everywhere. Please continue to sign this petition in protest of Skechers until the company apologizes for their ad and publicly denounces animal cruelty.
Goal: 40,000 Progress: 33,803
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Greyhounds are being exploited as part of a new ad campaign that's scheduled to begin during the Super Bowl.

The multi-billion dollar shoe company Skechers recently filmed its television ad at a greyhound racing track. The advertisement features the dogs in racing jackets, racing against a smaller dog who is wearing Skechers shoes.

Airing this promotion would be bad enough any time — but airing it during the Super Bowl not only promises hundreds of millions of people will witness a form of animal cruelty that is being touted as a sport, but it also demonstrates gross ignorance on the part of Skechers.

Skechers needs to realize it is only promoting animal cruelty by supporting a sport in which innocent dogs die all the time for no reason.

Sign the petition imploring Skechers to act responsibly and pull this ad from the Super Bowl lineup — and from television altogether.

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Dear Skechers CEO Robert Greenberg:

If your company, Skechers, is interested in doing the right thing, you will apologize for promoting animal cruelty with an ad during the Super Bowl lineup.

Your ad featuring greyhound dogs racing a smaller dog wearing Skechers shoes completely misses the point. Do you know the kinds of lives racing greyhounds lead? They're fed grade D meat, kept in small enclosures, forced to race until their bodies give out, and then they are killed. The greyhound racing industry is a terrible place for a dog to end up.

Yet you supported this "sport" by broadcasting it across America during the most watched event of the year. I realize your interest lies with your own company's success — but you shouldn't promote animal cruelty to get it.

Please apologize for your ad letting the public know you do not condone animal cruelty.

Petition Signatures

Aug 29, 2014 Vicky Simpson
Aug 29, 2014 Mia Kendrick
Aug 29, 2014 Glorian Mulligan
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Tricia Hickey
Aug 28, 2014 Katie Simpson
Aug 28, 2014 Yunuen Jimenez
Aug 28, 2014 rachael mcnamara
Aug 28, 2014 Geraldine losch
Aug 28, 2014 Lloyd Johnson
Aug 27, 2014 pepper rundle
Aug 27, 2014 Kenzie Wolff
Aug 27, 2014 Linda Frenchko
Aug 27, 2014 Nicole Valsalan
Aug 27, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 Anne Havard
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 26, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 26, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 26, 2014 Rebekah Baldwin
Aug 26, 2014 Sarah Wicks
Aug 26, 2014 Alicia Comstock
Aug 26, 2014 Siw Tikkanen Aldén
Aug 25, 2014 Debbie Waynick I will not buy Skechers any longer. Your company is sick!
Aug 25, 2014 sheila brown
Aug 25, 2014 Minerva Krueger
Aug 25, 2014 Maggie Dunn Skechers - please do the right thing and let the world know you are very aware of animal cruelty and do not condone it in any shape or form. Thank you.
Aug 25, 2014 Christina Michael
Aug 25, 2014 Kim Petersen
Aug 25, 2014 Melissa Goins
Aug 25, 2014 julie wylie this has to stop
Aug 25, 2014 Lipkin Gardner
Aug 25, 2014 Julie Blazevski
Aug 25, 2014 Eleonora Petrova
Aug 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2014 Mahmoudi Roza
Aug 24, 2014 federico ciardi
Aug 24, 2014 ricardo carvalho
Aug 24, 2014 ROBERTO stupino
Aug 24, 2014 Meritxell Fernandez Casal
Aug 24, 2014 Alyssa Hill
Aug 24, 2014 Chris Foulkes Stop promoting animal cruelty!
Aug 23, 2014 Tamara Medeiros
Aug 23, 2014 shaunell mitchell STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY!!!
Aug 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is disgusting. Maybe I should return my Skechers? I don't want to be part of this. Sure won't buy from them again.
Aug 23, 2014 Lynn Allison
Aug 23, 2014 Aida Benhabyles

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