Kmart: Why did a shark die for your commercial?
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Kmart: Why did a shark die for your commercial?

    1. Robin Merritt
    2. Petition by

      Robin Merritt

      Edwardsville, IL

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.

To:
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Please stop using live animals in your ads!

With the technology we have today, such as CGI (computer generated images), we no longer have to put these animals in unnatural situations that can cause death.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 17,500 signatures
    2. Death on Kmart set

      Robin Merritt
      Petition Organizer
      Shark's Death on Kmart Commercial Shoot Causes Uproar

      Tobias Bernhard/Getty Images The death of a 5-foot-long white-tipped shark on the set of a Kmart commercial has caused uproar in the animal rights community, with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals calling into question the policies of the American Humane Society regarding animals on film sets.

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    • DR. JAMES HANSEN RIVERSIDE, CA
      • 3 months ago

      I'm a customer! And you killed a shark? SHAME ON YOU

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    • Cindy Montville WAUKESHA, WI
      • 3 months ago

      These corrupt and abusive use of the land and animals are just some of the reasons I boycott Walmart and Sam's.

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    • Donna Hedrick ST. CLOUD, FL
      • 3 months ago

      This is a testimony of what our civilization has come to.Absolutely NO REGARD FOR ANY LIFE MONEY IS THE ONLY THING THAT IS IMPORTANT.NOT SHOPPING AT KMART!

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    • Nancy Lackaye GREENBELT, MD
      • 6 months ago

      The kind of stress this animal suffered could only be justified by attempting to rescue it---not for entertainment nor commercial use. There is no excuse for such negligence and abuse and it must not happen again.

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    • Minta thomson GLENDALE, AZ
      • 6 months ago

      it is not necessary to stress live animals or remove them from their environment when we have technology today that can for all appearances create the same effect. Shame on you Kmart!~

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