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Rats Used at Haunted House Need Your Voice

October 6, 2013
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

Scandia—a “family fun” center in Ontario, California—reportedly uses live rats as “props” at its annual haunted house event, which runs from September 27 to November 2. According to attendees, Scandia keeps some rats caged beneath fog machines, while others are carried by employees who shove them into the faces of screaming patrons. Rats are highly intelligent animals who are extremely sensitive to noise, vibrations, and lighting—and being subjected to the chaos that is commonplace at fright attractions, without means of escape or defense, is pure torture for them. PETA has implored the owners to end their use of rats, but to no apparent avail. We need your help now!

Let Scandia Sports, Inc., know that it’s cruel to use rats as props, and ask the company to stop doing so! Then, please spread this alert far and wide.


WHOM TO CONTACT

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SAMPLE LETTER

Dear President Larson and Sales Executive Villalobos,

Your company Scandia — a “family fun” center in Ontario, California — reportedly uses live rats as “props” at its annual haunted house event. According to attendees, Scandia keeps some rats caged beneath fog machines, while others are carried by employees who shove them into the faces of screaming patrons.Please discontinue this practice! Rats are highly intelligent animals who are extremely sensitive to noise, vibrations, and lighting—and being subjected to the chaos that is commonplace at fright attractions, without means of escape or defense, is pure torture for them.

Please practice compassion and cease using live rats in your theme park.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.

NAME


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live rats are not ours to use
as props,
this callousness and cruelty
has to stop.
how would you like to be
used by people to scare,
scared yourself by human’s
screaming and stares.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2013 12:30 pm

    encore la Roumanie, ils n’ont rien d’autres à faire?

    Like

    • October 6, 2013 1:22 pm

      Actually this is the US. Cruelty knows no boundaries. 😦 Thanks.

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    October 6, 2013 12:47 pm

    live rats are not ours to use
    as props,
    this callousness and cruelty
    has to stop.
    how would you like to be
    used by people to scare,
    scared yourself by human’s
    screaming and stares.

    Like

  3. October 7, 2013 12:11 am

    Done~ Shared

    Like

  4. October 7, 2013 9:10 am

    The careless thoughtless use of animals! Honestly — what is WRONG with some people?

    Like

  5. October 7, 2013 9:10 am

    Reblogged this on Girl for Animal Liberation.

    Like

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