Target: Kent Hojem, CEO of Washington State Fair
Goal: Stop the sale of marsupials at Washington State Fair.
Sugar gliders are small, nocturnal marsupials who live in large social groups. However, these animals are becoming a popular household pet where they are typically forced to live in a cage alone with many disturbances during their “sleep time.” The Washington State Fair plans on hosting the company, Pocket Pets, which is a traveling company that sells animals, mostly sugar gliders.
In the wild, these animals spend their time socializing with other sugar gliders and bouncing around from tree to tree. Their natural nocturnal cycle and desire to run and jump around large areas does not make them suitable for homes. Typically, sugar gliders in captivity are handled improperly, fed unnatural diets and spend their lives stuck in cages.
Sign this petition and demand the Washington State Fair cancel its plans with Pocket Pets. These animals belong in the wild, not in a person’s home.
Dear Mr. Hojem,
Your fair is planning on hosting the company Pocket Pets, which is a company that sells animals, mainly sugar gliders.
Sugar gliders are small, nocturnal marsupials that enjoy living in large social groups and bouncing around from tree to tree. Life in captivity is much different. Typically in captivity, these animals are trapped in cages, alone, fed an unnatural diet, handled improperly and have disrupted sleep cycles.
Please do not host Pocket Pets. These animals deserve to be living in the wild among friends, not stuck alone in a cage.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Missy Autumn