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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: 50,000 Progress: 38,692
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

Feb 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) ignorance is no excuse and greed isn't pretty. I incorrectly thought Skechers was a good company.
Feb 20, 2017 melissa bonney i like skechers- but will not buy do to this.
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Jeannette Andersen
Feb 19, 2017 Debbie Penders
Feb 19, 2017 Betty Menendez-Aponte
Feb 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) why???? so many other ways to promote your product no more Skechers for our family. A substantial donation to the retired racing greyhounds association would be a credit to your company
Feb 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) SHAME ON YOU
Feb 19, 2017 Marie Hernandes
Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 18, 2017 Debra Nelligan
Feb 18, 2017 Jacqueline Young
Feb 18, 2017 Janice Kyle Integrity is important! Even a large company such as Skechers should not promote animal cruelty!
Feb 17, 2017 Evelyn Kolackovsky
Feb 17, 2017 April Brown
Feb 17, 2017 Carol. Brandt Yet another facet of senseless cruelty. No more Skechers for me.
Feb 17, 2017 michalla sutton
Feb 16, 2017 Merina Halingten
Feb 16, 2017 anne sarin
Feb 16, 2017 Mariarosa Mora
Feb 16, 2017 Julie Cipale
Feb 16, 2017 Rebecca Norton
Feb 16, 2017 Cecelia Reihl
Feb 16, 2017 Celia Souto
Feb 15, 2017 Laurie Bell Humans should be humane
Feb 15, 2017 Hannah Larsen
Feb 15, 2017 Tim Savage
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 15, 2017 Lea Faulks
Feb 15, 2017 Kim Warmington
Feb 14, 2017 Siamak Owhadi
Feb 14, 2017 Christine Herdon
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Christine McNulty
Feb 14, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti
Feb 14, 2017 Pamela Hazen Some way over paid marketing person, without a shred of compassion for animals came up with this ad. But you, Skechers, decided to run it. Shame!
Feb 14, 2017 Jill Balser
Feb 14, 2017 Michelle Malaspino
Feb 14, 2017 Miranda Atawish
Feb 14, 2017 Tami Holden Please end advertising re greyhounds, their lives are short and brutal and shouldn't be depicted as being amusing in any way.
Feb 13, 2017 Melissa Pacheco
Feb 12, 2017 Andrea Haag
Feb 12, 2017 Lenore Solomon
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale
Feb 11, 2017 brenda seegers
Feb 11, 2017 Candice Keith
Feb 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2017 Megan Gamble-Smith
Feb 11, 2017 Ellen Prior

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