Speak up for SHARKS: write to Pet Store Chain

Publié le par Isabella

Thanks to Peta for the alert

 

PETA Clovisshark

 

PETA often hears of the black-tipped reef sharks confined in display tanks at Pet Extreme stores, a pet store chain in California.

According to patrons, these captive sharks incessantly bump into the glass walls of their barren tanks, resulting in chronic injuries.

Pet Extreme made the compassionate decision not to feature captive sharks in its new stores, but sharks at existing locations are still suffering.

 

PETA often hears of the black-tipped reef sharks confined in display tanks at Pet Extreme stores, a pet store chain in California. According to patrons, these captive sharks incessantly bump into the glass walls of their barren tanks, resulting in chronic injuries. Pet Extreme made the compassionate decision not to feature captive sharks in its new stores, but sharks at existing locations are still suffering.

Sharks are sensitive animals who, in the wild, roam freely for miles in the ocean with others of their own kind. In captivity, they often exhibit neurotic behaviors because of unhappiness and stress, including repetitively swimming into the sides of their tanks. Confinement also deprives them of the opportunity to engage in natural behaviors, such as foraging for food, choosing mates, raising their young, exploring the reefs, and cavorting freely with family members.

Please contact Pet Extreme representatives and thank them for not placing sharks in new stores. Politely urge them to allow the sharks in existing stores to be rehabilitated and released to a sanctuary or species-appropriate facility where their needs can be better met.

Please send polite comments  tor the letter below o:

Matt Swanson
President
Pet Extreme
matt.swanson@petextreme.com

Joe Perkins
General Manager
Pet Extreme
joe.perkins@petextreme.com

 

   Letter to send here

 

To Whom It Concerns,

 

I am writing today to ask  to relinquish the SHARKS  back to their natural habitat.

These beings have been subjected to horrific enslavement, imprisoned by you, forced to endure inadequate space, inferior medical treatment and care, lack of companionship,Sadly, however, corporate greed and indifference have resulted in their deteriorating mental and physical states.

 By refusing to release them, you are establishing your approval of animal cruelty, and I am appalled to learn of your deliberate involvement in the exploitation of animals.

I hope you make the compassionate decision to discontinue your imprisonment of them and reject complicity in the unethical industry that profits from their suffering

I look forward to a positive response.

Sincerely,

 

* Your name/ Country

 

 SPEAK UP FOR SHARKS

 

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