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