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Kmart: Why did a shark die for your commercial?

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Shortly after production of a Kmart commercial a 5-foot-long shark died. We need to make sure this never happens again. Please sign.

ABC News wrote that "While filming the Kmart spot in Los Angeles on March 6, the shark, which had been transported from New York in a tank, became distressed and exhibited stress, according to Julia Gallucci, an animal behavior specialist with PETA, who cited several anonymous tipsters that contacted her organization. After a few hours in a 60,000-gallon pool, which PETA says that several people were jumping in and out of during the shoot, the shark had to be removed, and soon died, she said."

With the technology we have today, such as CGI (computer generated images), we no longer have to put these sensitive animals in unnatural situations that can cause so much confusion, fear, stress, and even death.

Please ask Kmart to never use wild animals in their ads and switch to CGI instead.

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