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Dec 27, 2011
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

In malls nationwide, "Pocket Pals" kiosks owned by CBL & Associates are selling tiny, exotic marsupials called sugar gliders. Because of the kiosks' locations in malls and the species' cute appearance, shoppers purchase the animals on impulse like toys, oblivious to their special, long-term needs.

Sugar gliders are playful, nocturnal mammals native to Australia, where they live communally with up to 30 family members. In the U.S., most sugar gliders will live all by themselves in desolate, unfamiliar cages.

Their natural diet consists of native insects, wattle gum and eucalyptus sap, which U.S. shoppers rarely have access to.

Sugar gliders deserve to live in their native habitat, where they can glide, play with their family members and search for food. Shoppers do not need these pets and typically grow bored with them shortly after purchase. Please sign the petition to convince U.S. Congress to outlaw the sale of sugar gliders at malls.

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Posted: Dec 27, 2011 2:47pm

 

 
 
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