Stop Selling Marsupials Into Lives of Cruel Captivity

Target: Gina Mullin, Show Manager of I-X Christmas Connection

Goal: Do not host Pocket Pets, a company that sells sugar gliders, at the I-X Christmas Connection.

Sugar gliders are small, nocturnal animals who are incredibly social. Unfortunately, these animals are becoming popular pets despite how detrimental captivity is for them. The I-X Christmas Connection hosted Pocket Pets, a traveling company that sells sugar gliders, last year, but it is time to stop supporting this cruel animal trade.

In the wild, sugar gliders live in large groups and spend their nights socializing and bouncing from tree to tree. Life as a pet is the exact opposite. In homes, sugar gliders typically live alone in small cages and are forced to deal with daytime noise during their sleep time. They are also fed unnatural diets and are typically not handled properly.

Sign this petition and demand the I-X Christmas Connection stop hosting Pocket Pets at future conventions. These animals belong in the wild, not in a person’s home.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Mullin,

Last year, the I-X Christmas Connection hosted Pocket Pets, which is traveling animal trade company most popular for its sugar gliders.

Sugar gliders are small, nocturnal animals who are incredibly social and typically live in large groups among the trees, constantly exploring the wilderness. However, life in captivity is very different and detrimental to these animals. They are often kept isolated in cages where they are kept awake during their sleep time. They also are often mishandled and fed unnatural diets. Captivity denies everything natural to these animals.

Please consider no longer hosting Pocket Pets at your convention. Sugar gliders are living, feeling animals, not novelty items.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: George Grinsted

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One Comment

  1. Oh no! Don’t include this brainless outfit in your convention. Wild creatures are not intended to be in cages.They are nocturnal, hard to look after and certainly not suitable for children. Don’t do it- it is mindless.

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