Stop Giving Away Live Animals as Prizes

Target: Patty Sweet, Co-Owner of Paradise Amusements

Goal: Stop Paradise Amusements from providing live animals as prizes for carnivals and other events.

Paradise Amusements is a company that provides carnivals with prizes for its booths. Some of the “prizes” they sell to carnivals include live animals. It is incredibly irresponsible to give away live animals as prizes and it is time for this to stop.

Animals often given away as prizes include rabbits, hermit crabs, fish and even some reptiles. Taking in a new animal is a lot of responsibility, and no one can guarantee the winner of these “prizes” will be a responsible caregiver. In most cases, people are not ready for the new responsibility and the animal ends up neglected, thrown into the wild or is bounce around from house to house. All of these outcomes are extremely stressful for the animals and can be avoided.

Sign this petition and urge Paradise Amusements to no longer sell live animals. Animals are not objects and should stopped being treated as such.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Sweet,

It has come to my attention that your company provides live animals for carnivals and other events. Animals are not objects and it is time to stop treating them as such. Giving animals away as “prizes” is wildly irresponsible and often leads to incredibly stressful lives for the animals.

Taking in a new animal is a lot of responsibility and there is no way to guarantee the random “winner” will be a responsible caregiver. It is common for the winner to be overwhelmed with the new responsibility which leads to the animal being neglected, thrown into the wild or being bounced around from house to house.

Please consider no longer providing live animals as prizes. These animals deserve a happy, peaceful life. There are many humane alternatives, like stuffed animals, that would make children just as happy.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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5 Comments

  1. YA TIENEN QUE ENTENDER CLARAMENTE QUE LOS ANIMALES NO SON JUGUETES, SON SERES VIVOS QUE MERECEN RESPETO, ALTO A LA CRUELDAD DE FORMA DETERMINANTE, POR MEDIO DE LA LEY!!!!

  2. Cynthia Mattera says:

    This is sick!! These are living creatures, NOT PRIZES! Not everyone knows how to care for animals, and many die as a result!

    Please, do the right thing and stop giving away live animals as prizes!

  3. Janice Meyer says:

    Giving away live animals as prizes is the absolute worst thing that can be done to animals. They are at the mercy of whoever gets them and many of those people will probably abuse or neglect the animal in some way. Patty Sweet of Paradise Amusements should be charged with negligence for giving away living animals to whoever happens to win the prize. This is cruel and abusive punishment for the poor animals who cannot do anything about what will happen to them. She needs to go to jail as a top level felon under the animal cruelty laws passed in 1915 by the FBI.

  4. Pamela Chattergoon says:

    I agree with Janice Meyer

  5. Stupid ,stupid idea. Leads to lots of animal abuse.

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