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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: 33,838
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


Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 shari ahlers Wake up people. You lost a customer for life!
Sep 1, 2014 sarah agena servais
Sep 1, 2014 Cornelia Czornei
Sep 1, 2014 Janine Roome-Smith
Sep 1, 2014 Bari Christensen I own three pairs of sketchers but I won't be buying them any more.
Sep 1, 2014 Cheryl Robbins
Aug 31, 2014 MARIE PLAHN
Aug 31, 2014 April Angel
Aug 31, 2014 Ian Gough
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Pam Hilbert
Aug 30, 2014 Gloria Wetzel
Aug 30, 2014 Cassandra Padula
Aug 30, 2014 sylvia Forster
Aug 30, 2014 Don Perkins
Aug 30, 2014 Faustina Monaghan
Aug 30, 2014 Mariette Åkerlind
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 PATRICIA SUTTER WHY DON'T YOU USE HUMANS FOR RACING, KEEP THEM IN SMALL ENCLOSURES AND KILL THEM WHEN THEY CAN'T RACE ANY LONGER ??
Aug 29, 2014 Sandra Burr
Aug 29, 2014 CYNTHIA SALINAS
Aug 29, 2014 Linda Cameron
Aug 29, 2014 jeff wendler
Aug 29, 2014 LS Waldron
Aug 29, 2014 paris karali
Aug 29, 2014 Karen Procter
Aug 29, 2014 Dimitra Arneson
Aug 29, 2014 Gail Blank
Aug 29, 2014 G. G. Johnson
Aug 29, 2014 P Price
Aug 29, 2014 Betty Schultz the exploitation of animals for advertising is appalling- the cruelty shown to greyhounds is barbaric- they are kept in cages their whole lives unless it is to make money for the owner and if they fail they are killed
Aug 29, 2014 Julie Ho
Aug 29, 2014 Diana Beall Shame on you, Sketchers. Disgraceful, inhumane, cruel and non-American.
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 RUSSELL RICHARD
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

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