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