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.

PETITION LETTER:

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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Alessandro Di Grazia

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2 Comments

  1. SUGAR GLIDERS ARE AUSTRALIAN MARSUPIALS, I AM AN AUSTRALIAN LIVING IN THE MOUNTAINS OFSOUTHERN VICTORIA WHERE SUGAR GLIDERS LIVE, THEY NEED A VERY SPECIALISED DIET OF INSECTS,NECTAR, FRUITS,AND SWEET GUM THAT EXTRUDESFROME THE BARK OF SOME EUCALYPTSTHEY INHABIT EUCALYPT FORESTS AND WOODLANDS OF AUSTRALIA, THEY LIVE IN SMALL COMUNITIES OR FAMILYS,IN AUSTRALIA THEY ARE PROTECTED NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO KEEP THEM AS PETS, BECAUSE OF THE FRAGILE NATURE AND SPECIFIC DIET YOU IN THE US SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO EVEN HAVE THEM IN THE USA, SO HOW DID YOU PEOPLE GET THEM, IT IS ILLEGAL TO TAKE THEM OUT OF THEIR FOREST HOME UNLESS A WILDLIFE SANCTURY OR ZOO AND THAT IS ONLY TO BREED THEM AND PUT THEM BACK IN THE WILD,SO HOW DID THESE PEOPLE GET THEM IN THE USA, THEY ARE NOCTERNAL AND NEED TO BE WITH OTHERSOF THEIR KIND, IF YOU BUY A SUGAR GLIDER, YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAWS OF AUSTRALIA,THEY HAVE TO BE CONSVICATED BY THE US ORTHORITIES AND RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA, PLEASE SOMEONE DO THIS, AND SEND THE ALL BACK HOME WHERE THEY BELONG.

  2. AMANDA STONEBANK says:

    Not only marsupials, but NO live animal of any type should be sold.. the only way to go is to ADOPT out domesticated pets.

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