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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: 33,396
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 21, 2014 Edward Janus
Jul 21, 2014 karen williams
Jul 21, 2014 Barbara Andrews
Jul 21, 2014 Mary Quain
Jul 21, 2014 Fernanda haberman
Jul 21, 2014 cecilia olea awake¡¡¡¡, those activities promote the cruelty¡¡¡
Jul 21, 2014 Stefan Polak
Jul 21, 2014 Philippe Raymakers
Jul 21, 2014 Alina Chechik
Jul 21, 2014 Cathy Fire
Jul 21, 2014 Chris Bouckaert
Jul 21, 2014 martine Hans
Jul 21, 2014 sharon porter
Jul 21, 2014 Sandy Allen
Jul 21, 2014 Judy McKinney
Jul 21, 2014 Jennifer Baron Really?!!! You can do better, really!
Jul 21, 2014 Cheryl Victor
Jul 21, 2014 Linda Maynard
Jul 21, 2014 melissa nock
Jul 21, 2014 tierra poe
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Ulrica Sjögren
Jul 21, 2014 christa merken
Jul 20, 2014 Huney Goh
Jul 20, 2014 Christine Yip
Jul 20, 2014 Elena Dixon
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2014 michele king
Jul 19, 2014 Jenni Abrahams
Jul 19, 2014 Jan Sorensen
Jul 18, 2014 briana sachsenmaier who the fuck still wears skechers anymore anyway
Jul 18, 2014 Sandra Bigart
Jul 18, 2014 Nancy Marshall
Jul 17, 2014 Dina Douthitt
Jul 17, 2014 Bailey Braunagel
Jul 17, 2014 jewel valmont
Jul 17, 2014 Hilde Broeckx
Jul 17, 2014 Kimberly Hurtt
Jul 17, 2014 Annalisa la Torre
Jul 16, 2014 Brenda Salas
Jul 16, 2014 Lea Faulks
Jul 16, 2014 Kayla Brooks
Jul 16, 2014 Susan Dombrowski
Jul 16, 2014 sheila simmons
Jul 16, 2014 Mary McBride
Jul 16, 2014 DeAnna Wiley
Jul 16, 2014 Joan Shelley
Jul 16, 2014 Jay Davey
Jul 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2014 Sherri Wohlever

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