Ban Live Animals at NHL Games

Target: Gary Bettman, Commissioner of National Hockey League (NHL)

Goal: Ban live animals at NHL games and events.

Recently, at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium provided penguins to march out on the ice. The arena was packed with people and extremely loud. This situation was incredibly stressful for these animals and it is time to stop the exploitation.

Animal held in captivity already face a number of mental and physical challenges daily. Forcing these animals into large, loud, crowded arenas only makes things worse. Penguins naturally evade humans, so forcing them into the chaos of a crowded hockey arena makes for a very tense and nerve-wracking situation for these animals.

Sign this petition and demand the NHL ban live animals at games and events. Animals belong in the wild, not crowded hockey arenas.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Bettman

Recently, the Pittsburgh Penguins had live penguins march along the ice during one of its loud and crowded games. This is an incredibly stressful situation for animals and it is time to stop this unnecessary exploitation.

Animals held in captivity already face a number of physical and mental health problems. Captivity makes them more susceptible to disease and often leads to stress behaviors like pacing and consistent rocking back and forth. Forcing these animals into an even more stressful situation only makes matters worse. These animals naturally evade humans, so dragging them into loud, crowded arenas causes unimaginable stress.

Please consider banning live animals at NHL games and events. Crowded hockey arenas are no place for wild animals.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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7 Comments

  1. simon rickman simon rickman says:

    what stupid morons these selfish people are. all for a stupid game.

  2. This is so exploitative and cruel to the poor penguins.
    More and more, people are seeing this kind of treatment of animals clearly and for what it is – ANIMAL CRUELTY. And animal cruelty is NEVER acceptable or excusable.

  3. no animals near fireworks now.

  4. YES AND BAN IDIOTS FROM DECISIONS FOR LIVING CREATURES –
    THEY ARE INSANE ONLY AND BETTER WORKLESS!

    FOR ALL OF THESE GREED AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION.
    WHO IS IT?

    ALL OF THAT  INHUMANE  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – RECYCLE THEM  TO ALLIGATORS – THE SINGLE MEANING OF THESE SCUM!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives – the devil should take all responsible persons away! Or not?

    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE  ALL   RESPONSIBLE   PERSONS  AWAY   –  ONCE  FOR ALL !

  5. Who ever had this stupid should be fired! No live animals!

  6. Robert Redfield says:

    The Zoo officials need to be reprimanded. No Zoo hsould have the right to further abuse their captive creatures by subjecting them ot this kind of stuff.

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗😠

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