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Urge Glimcher Realty Trust to End Sale of Sugar Gliders

January 23, 2013
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UPDATE

Glimcher Realty Trust has made the compassionate decision to ban Pocket Pets—a traveling kiosk that sells tiny marsupials called sugar gliders—at its properties!

As you know, sugar gliders are tiny nocturnal marsupials who, in nature, live in groups of up to 30. They spend their time in trees searching for insects and sap and frolicking with their family. Kiosks and pet shops are now acquiring them from hellish breeding facilities similar to puppy mills. They are then peddled as cheap trinkets to customers who purchase them on a whim. Confined to small cages, overly and roughly handled, fed improper diets, and forgotten when the novelty wears off, sugar gliders are doomed from the moment that they’re born into the pet trade.

Thank you, Glimcher Realty Trust! And thank you to all who speak up for animals!

BACKGROUND

Glimcher Realty Trust malls continue to host Pocket Pets, a traveling kiosk that sells tiny, exotic marsupials called sugar gliders. PETA has reached out to executives, but to no avail. We need your help today!

Sugar gliders are tiny nocturnal marsupials who, in nature, live in groups of 30. They spend their time in trees searching for insects and sap and frolicking with their family. Kiosks and pet shops are now acquiring them from hellish breeding facilities similar to puppy mills. They are then peddled as cheap trinkets to customers who purchase them on a whim. Confined to small cages, overly and roughly handled, fed improper diets, and forgotten when the novelty wears off, sugar gliders are doomed from the moment that they’re born into the pet trade.

Please implore Glimcher Realty Trust to do the right thing and adopt a policy that prohibits the selling of sugar gliders at its malls. And please forward this alert widely!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Email block:

mglimcher@glimcher.com ; amastropietro@glimcher.com ; jlindimore@glimcher.com ; dsankovich@glimcher.com

Individual:

Michael Glimcher
Chair and CEO
Glimcher Realty Trust
180 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-621-9000
mglimcher@glimcher.com

Armand Mastropietro
Senior Vice President, Property Management
Glimcher Realty Trust
amastropietro@glimcher.com

Joshua Lindimore
Vice President, Leasing
Glimcher Realty Trust
jlindimore@glimcher.com

Damion Sankovich
Vice President, Leasing
Glimcher Realty Trust
dsankovich@glimcher.com


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear CEO Glimcher, Senior Vice President Mastropietro, Vice President Lindimore, and Vice President Sankovic:

It has come to my attention that Glimcher Realty Trust malls continue to host Pocket Pets, a traveling kiosk that sells tiny, exotic marsupials called sugar gliders, and I am respectfully requesting you discontinue.

Please allow me to elaborate. These sugar gliders are bred in wretched conditions with high death rates, captive by breeders whose only concern is profit, making ideal food and veterinary care cost-prohibitive. Sugar gliders are naturally nocturnal, live in groups of 30, and spend their time searching for insects and frolicking with family members. Furthermore, sugar gliders experience pain and react negatively towards stressful situations including loud noises, light, enclosures, and disturbed environments, factors of both breeding and selling.  Indeed, confined to small cages, overly and roughly handled, fed improper diets, and forgotten when the novelty wears off, sugar gliders are doomed from the moment that they’re born into the pet trade.

As such, as long as you continue to host Pocket Pets, thereby unnecessarily capitalizing on the cruelty and death of animals, I will not financially support you; furthermore, I will promote a boycott by informing family, friends, and members of online communities.

Please make both the ethical and financially-responsible decision to discontinue animal cruelty immediately: join an increasing body of corporations who are listening to a concerned and attentive consumer population who refuse to be complicit in the inherently malicious industries of animal breeding and selling.

Thank you for taking the time to read this important appeal.

NAME


we are sugar gliders,
cute as can be,
but we only like
our own company.
we are meant for the wild,
not to be sold as pets.
not for adult or child,
you humans do not
get that yet?
we are now milled
like puppies,
another tragedy.
we belong in the wild,
frolicking in our trees!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


6 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    January 24, 2013 4:13 am

    we are sugar gliders,
    cute as can be,
    but we only like
    our own company.
    we are meant for the wild,
    not to be sold as pets.
    not for adult or child,
    you humans do not
    get that yet?
    we are now milled
    like puppies,
    another tragedy.
    we belong in the wild,
    frolicking in our trees!!!

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  2. January 24, 2013 2:23 pm

    Thanks Stacey for alerting me to this ive seen a sugar glider once at a pet store when i was shopping for pet food and my daughter wated it sooo bad but i of course refused some animals should NOT be pets in my mind dogs and cats are pets NOT wild animals and the fact that they are now breeding them like puppy mills is truly so sad and disgusting when will people find other ways to make moey instead of off the backs of animals its sickening! emails happily sent and i will share this in several places thanks again!

    Like

    • January 25, 2013 11:26 am

      Thank you so much, Florence, and thank you for your input and experience as well.

      Like

  3. January 26, 2013 5:28 pm

    UPDATE:

    Glimcher Realty Trust has made the compassionate decision to ban Pocket Pets—a traveling kiosk that sells tiny marsupials called sugar gliders—at its properties!

    As you know, sugar gliders are tiny nocturnal marsupials who, in nature, live in groups of up to 30. They spend their time in trees searching for insects and sap and frolicking with their family. Kiosks and pet shops are now acquiring them from hellish breeding facilities similar to puppy mills. They are then peddled as cheap trinkets to customers who purchase them on a whim. Confined to small cages, overly and roughly handled, fed improper diets, and forgotten when the novelty wears off, sugar gliders are doomed from the moment that they’re born into the pet trade.

    Thank you, Glimcher Realty Trust! And thank you to all who speak up for animals!

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