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Petitioning President of Skechers Michael Greenberg and 1 other
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President of Skechers
Michael Greenberg
Vice President of Media
Gary Patrick

Boycott Skechers for Promoting Dog Racing in the Superbowl

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Supporters

It has come to our attention that Skechers has filmed a commercial at Tucson Greyhound Park showing greyhounds racing (and losing) against a smaller dog wearing the company’s shoes.  Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, appears in the ad -- which is intended to air during the Superbowl!  Please sign this petition directed to Skechers and ask the company not to support the cruelty of dog racing.

At TGP, greyhounds are kept confined in small cages which are barely large
enough for them to stand up or turn around. They are fed raw 4-D meat, the meat of downed, diseased, disabled or dead livestock. This was documented in a recent video investigation and in news reports available on our web site at: http://grey2kusa.org/action/states/az.html

While racing, greyhounds face the risk of serious injury. According to the
Arizona Department of Racing, nearly 1,000 greyhound injuries occurred between
January 2007 and November 2009, the last year such records were made available to the public. To read more about injuries and Arizona greyhound racing in general, please see our 128-page report at http://grey2kusa.org/pdf/AZ2011.pdf


Letter to
President of Skechers Michael Greenberg
Vice President of Media Gary Patrick
It has come to our attention that Skechers has chosen Tucson Greyhound Park as the backdrop for a commercial intended to air during the Super Bowl on NBC. We ask you to reconsider this concept for humane reasons.

At TGP, greyhounds are kept confined in small cages which are barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. They are fed raw 4-D meat, the meat of downed, diseased, disabled or dead livestock. This was documented in a recent video investigation and in news reports available on our web site at: http://grey2kusa.org/action/states/az.html.

While racing, greyhounds face the risk of serious injury. According to the Arizona Department of Racing, nearly 1,000 greyhound injuries occurred between January 2007 and November 2009, the last year such records were made available to the public. To read more about injuries and Arizona greyhound racing in general, please see our 128-page report at http://grey2kusa.org/pdf/AZ2011.pdf

For the sake of Skecher’s reputation and its standing in the community, we request that no advertisements featuring TGP nor any promotion of dog racing be aired. For the same reason, we ask that NBC refuse to show any ad featuring such cruelty, at any time.

I look forward to your reply and appreciate your consideration.

Sincerely,