End Sale of Marsupials at State Fair

Sugar Glider Alessandro Di Grazia

Target: Charles Pesano, Executive Director of Florida State Fair

Goal: Don’t sell nocturnal marsupials at Florida’s state fair.

Sugar gliders, small marsupials that live in large groups in the wild, do not deserve to be stuck in a cage in someone’s home. However, the Florida State Fair in Tampa is planning on hosting the company Pocket Pets, which is a traveling company that sells animals, mainly sugar gliders. We must act now to stop this company from selling these innocent creatures as pets at this state fair.

Sugar gliders are nocturnal animals that live in large colonies. In the wild, sugar gliders live among the trees playing with their friends and family. All of these traits make them not suitable for homes. In addition, sugar gliders bred in captivity are typically stuck in cages, fed unnatural diets and handled improperly.

Sign this petition to tell the Florida State Fair to not sell marsupials and to no longer host Pocket Pets. These animals belong in the wild and not confined to a home.


Dear Executive Director Pesano,

Your state fair is deciding to host a company called Pocket Pets, which is a traveling company that sells animals, mainly sugar gliders.

Sugar gliders are small, nocturnal marsupials that are not made to live in a home. In the wild, sugar gliders live in large packs among the trees. In addition, sugar gliders that are bred in captivity are typically held in small cages, given an unnatural diet and are not handled with the care they deserve.

Please do not host the company Pocket Pets. These animals deserve to be in the wild rather than people’s homes.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Alessandro Di Grazia

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  1. sandra mason says:

    you know people are going to tire of these poor little animals and either toss them out or leave them constantly in a cage. it’s the same thing with chicks and bunnies at Easter.. people think it’s a good idea at the time and the “pet” ends up abused.

  2. I have never seen a Sugar glider or marsupials before in real life but it certainly looks adorable yet too vulnerable to be kept as a pet. Leave these sweet creatures be, they belong in the wild and not confined to a home. Stop encouraging irresponsible people to keep a pet for fun just because they are cute!

  3. Linda Wilson says:

    God how is this allowed to go on. These poor animals will be played around with during the day when they should be sleeping. the whole thing is hideous and where do the people get them from on the first place. Wild animals belong in the wild, people will say that they love their animals but do they love them back and thank you for the shit lives they give them?

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