Wicked Campers Promotes Running Over Kangaroos
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Wicked Campers Promotes Running Over Kangaroos

    1. Carin Zellerman
    2. Petition by

      Carin Zellerman

      Stockholm, Sweden

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February 2011

Victory

Activists around the world were horrified to learn that an Australian campervan rental company had bumper stickers on their fleet that promoted animal cruelty to kangaroos. More than 1,000 Change.org community members called on the company to remove the stickers.

At first, Wicked Campers said it was just a joke, even a "safety message,” but with increasing pressure on the company, they announced that: "Following a week of intense protesting from Animal Rights Activists around the world, we have decided to remove the controversial ‘Kangaroo’ stickers from our fleet of vans." The company said they realize the stickers offended people and restated their commitment to respecting wildlife.

Wicked Campers, a campervan hire company, is promoting the killing of kangaroos by having stickers in their vans that read "Kangaroo's, run the f---ers down". According to the chief executive of Wicked Campers, the message of the sticker is to drive straight ahead if a kangaroo appears on the road, and not to swerve.

Please ask the company to remove these stickers from all Wicked Campers vans.

 

Photo credit: Boycott Wicked Campers - Promoting Cruelty to Australian Wildlife

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Wicked-Campers-Promoting-Cruelty-to-Australian-Wildlife/177610592281367

 

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    1. Reached 1 signatures
    2. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Wicked Campers reacts ... poorly. They've decided to mock animal lovers and give away their tasteless stickers for free

      Make sure they keep hearing from us until they take this seriously and ditch the stickers.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

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    5. Australian Rental Company Encourages Tourists to Run Over Kangaroos

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Wicked Campers, a campervan rental company in Australia, has outfitted the thousand or so vehicles in their fleet with bumper stickers that read: "Kangaroos, run the buggers down!" Some have the original "run the fuckers down" version, from before...

    6. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Melissa Reynolds JAMESVILLE, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      Are there no animal protection laws in Australia?

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    • jacob woodby SALISBURY, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      what if your mother was in the road and i was driveing? would you want me to swerve? do you think god (who ever he is to you) put kangaroo`s here to be killed by vehicles by thoughtless people?

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    • Fernanda Costa PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL
      • over 3 years ago

      Chegaaaaaaaaaaa de maus tratos com os animais!!!!

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    • Mary Miller WESTOVER, WV
      • over 3 years ago

      It is shameful to kill any animal for the sport of it, even more shameful to do it in such a way AND to advertise it as something fun and cool to do.

      Kangaroos are an important part of the Earth's ecology and ecosystem. Take them away, and we might just be signing our own death warrant.

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    • Kathleen Laufenberg TALLAHASSEE, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      This is the most tasteless bumper sticker I have ever seen. The end result of what you have done here is to create a horrible impression of your beautiful country and its people. Shame on you, sir! What were you thinking? Stop this immediately.

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