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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: 33,488
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

Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Carolyn Hammonds
Jul 31, 2014 Carl Morales
Jul 31, 2014 Jerri Miller
Jul 31, 2014 Dean Kelly
Jul 31, 2014 Katharine Timmer
Jul 31, 2014 Nicole Scott
Jul 31, 2014 Stefania Donà
Jul 30, 2014 Alexis Beasley
Jul 30, 2014 felisha juska
Jul 30, 2014 Jennifer Birks
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Lynn Morgan There is no place for Greyhound racing in the civilised world. This is a vile "sport" and the dogs are treated abismally and very often abandoned or worse
Jul 29, 2014 Charmi Neely
Jul 29, 2014 Gena Anderson
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 Yvonne Maggio Stop using Greyhounds in your ads. The sport of rasing Greyhounds needs to be banned and so using it in your ad only promotes it. STOP IT!!!
Jul 29, 2014 Rebecca White
Jul 28, 2014 Teresa Evans
Jul 28, 2014 tina levesque
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Valerie Olson
Jul 27, 2014 Kathleen adams
Jul 27, 2014 Michelle Lowe
Jul 27, 2014 Jocelyne FAROUAULT
Jul 27, 2014 Emily Moreno
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 Robin Palethorpe
Jul 27, 2014 Mary Mitchell
Jul 27, 2014 Heather Ennis
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 26, 2014 Annabelle BLAISE
Jul 26, 2014 Bob Okroi "Animals cannot speak, but can you and I not speak for them and represent them? Let us all feel their silent cry of agony and let us all help that cry to be heard in the world." ~Rukmini Devi Arundale
Jul 26, 2014 Amy Eckart I will not buy any Skechers products until they apologize for their cruel ad and publicly denounces animal cruelty
Jul 26, 2014 Jennifer Waldo
Jul 26, 2014 Fiona Melvin Such an idiotic, ignorant thing to do. Skechers would glean more respect if they made it clear that they made a huge mistake and came out against any so called sport that thrives upon the misery of innocent creatures,
Jul 26, 2014 Kerry McGrath
Jul 26, 2014 debbie mason
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2014 Susan Myers
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Kate Jager
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Mahalia Flueckiger
Jul 25, 2014 j lewthwaite
Jul 25, 2014 Mary Shepherd
Jul 25, 2014 Glenda Nigro

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