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Urge CBL & Associates to End Sale of Sugar Gliders

November 22, 2011


Complaints continue to pour in from customers of CBL & Associates malls regarding Pocket Pets, a traveling kiosk that sells tiny exotic marsupials called “sugar gliders.” PETA has reached out to executives, but our pleas appear to have fallen on deaf ears. 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 family members. Kiosks and pet shops are now acquiring them from hellish breeding facilities similar to puppy mills. The animals are then peddled as cheap trinkets to customers who buy them on a whim. Confined to small cages, roughly handled, fed improper diets, and forgotten when the novelty wears off, sugar gliders are doomed from the moment they’re born.

Please implore CBL & Associates Properties to do the right thing and adopt a policy that prohibits the Pocket Pets kiosks from selling sugar gliders at its malls. And please forward this alert widely!

Send polite comments to the below.


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Stephen Lebovitz
President and CEO
CBL & Associates

Katie Reinsmidt
Vice President
CBL & Associates


Dear President Lebovitz and Vice President Reinsmidt,

It has come to my attention that you are selling sugar gliders as toy trinkets called Pocket Pets, and I am respectfully requesting you discontinue with this idea for now and future commerce.

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 indeed experience pain and react negatively towards stressful situations including loud noises, light, enclosures, and disturbed environments, the factors of both breeding and selling capacities.

As such, as long as CBL & Associates Properties continues to unnecessarily and selfishly capitalize 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 message.





don’t those idiots
get it yet
sugar glider
are not meant
to be pets!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

One Comment leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 22, 2011 1:13 pm

    don’t those idiots
    get it yet
    sugar glider
    are not meant
    to be pets!!!!


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