Centerplate is a worldwide catering/food service company that services several of the largest sports venues in the US, including Safeco Field.
This week a video was released showing Centerplate's President and CEO Desmond Hague repeately kicking his dog Sade in an elevator in Vancouver, BC. He also jerked Sade's leash so hard he lifted her up in the air.
Hague acknowleged his abused his dog after first claiming Sade belonged to someone else (as if that mattered).
In addition, the Vancouver Sun reported that when two BC SPCA officers entered Hague's condo "they found a Doberman pinscher puppy in its crate, surrounded by the stench of its own urine with its food and water bowls out of reach, according to court documents."
I started this petition because I believe Seattle Mariner fans don't want their home team to support a company whose CEO abused his dog.
The Mariners released this statement with regard to its relationship with Centerplate: "Although we are extremely disappointed in Mr. Hague's actions, we do not believe that this incident represents the corporate philosophy of Centerplate and we do not believe this should affect our long and successful relationship with the corporation."
I disagree. As long as Hauge is CEO of Centerplate, what he did SHOULD affect the Mariners' relationship with Centerplate - they shouldn't support a company whose CEO abused his own dog.
And since the Centerplate Board of Directors have said they won't fire Hague, we need to let the team know it should respect the values of its fans and terminate its contracts with Centerplate.
If you're not sure you want to sign, please watch the video of Hague kicking and jerking Sade in the elevator. I think it will convince you to sign the petition.