Target: Petco CEO James Myers
Goal: Remove products that promote violence and homophobia from Petco’s shelves
The violence-promoting, proudly homophobic “stars” of Duck Dynasty–a show that promotes and glorifies sport hunting–are selling a variety of products in Petco stores across the country. Products like dog cages and toys are sold with a Duck Dynasty logo prominently displayed on the package. This sends a strange and unsettling message to consumers: supporting animal killing and buying things for our pets go hand in hand. These products need to be removed if Petco is to continue the genuine promotion of animal welfare.
Duck Dynasty products do not mesh with the mission of Petco, which hosts adoption events and regularly provides grants to animal organizations. It is not the place of hunters, especially ignorant ones, to make millions off of pet products across the country. These individuals clearly have nothing to do with respect for animals or aid for pet owners, and thus their products have no place in one of the biggest pet supply stores in the nation.
The men of Duck Dynasty and their supporters have shamelessly proven that they have a profound lack of understanding for animal rights and human respect. We cannot continue promoting the success of such people. Please sign this petition asking Petco to remove these products from their stores as soon as possible.
Dear James Myers,
Petco has provided so many great things for animals and pet owners, like adoption events, grants for animal organizations, and healthy pet food. However, the sale of Duck Dynasty products in a store like Petco is unethical and sends a confusing mixed message to consumers.
Selling these products in your store tarnishes the good reputation that Petco has worked to cultivate. The men from this television show need to be told right from wrong, not be promoted through prominent pet stores. These people not only promote violence against animals for entertainment, but have now bragged about being homophobic as well.
Products like dog cages and toys that show the faces of hunters on the package give a strange and misleading message to consumers. These men have earned millions simply by killing animals, and now they are earning money by pretending to support animals. Their products are being sold next to the products of companies who have worked hard and earned support the respectable way.
While there will unfortunately always be a market for these uneducated, hate-promoting individuals, that market should certainly not include Petco. Please work to remove these products from your store.
[Your Name Here]
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