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Ask Beachwear Retailer WINGS to End Hermit Crab Sales ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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Hermit crabs are sentient, shy animals who naturally shun human contact. In the wild, they travel in colonies that number up to 100 and they can live up to 40 years. But when kept in captivity, they typically die between the ages of 1 and 4.

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CherAWAY N. (1450)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:00 am

Hermit crabs are sentient, shy animals who naturally shun human contact. In the wild, they travel in colonies that number up to 100 and they can live up to 40 years. But when kept in captivity, they typically die between the ages of 1 and 4. Sadly, countless people purchase hermit crabs on a whim as "pets," usually without the knowledge required to meet the animals' specialized husbandry needs or the inclination to commit to the years-long responsibility of caring for them. Stolen from the wild, peddled as cheap trinkets, confined to small "habitats," roughly handled, fed improper diets, and forgotten when the novelty wears off, hermit crabs are doomed from the moment that they are captured. PETA has asked WINGS—a retailer that specializes in tourist goods, swimwear, and apparel—to end the sale of these animals in all 30 of its stores nationwide, but to no avail. Your voice is needed!

With so many products to offer tourists, WINGS can profit without causing suffering. Please join us today in politely urging the president of WINGS as well as the company's individual stores to do the right thing by ending hermit crab sales. And please forward this alert widely!

Please send polite comments to:

Shaul Levy
Cofounder and President
L & L WINGS, Inc.


Pat B. (357)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:03 am
Thank you, Cher. Done.

Laura H. (963)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:37 am
I rescue hermit crabs and I do my best to keep them healthy and happy. They require treated fresh and salt water, a heater, special foods, the temp and humidity to be at certain levels, places to dig, hide, climb...
I want to see them banned as 'pets'

Thank you Cher.

Les M. (6)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:41 am
a friend bought one and it died within a few months. she researched the care of them - afterward the hermit crab died.

Nyack Clancy (537)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:45 am
Noted- will take action- thank you Cher

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 8:35 am
Emailed, thanks Cher....I can't imagine anyone considering hermit crabs pets!

aj E. (164)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:24 am

Julie E. (422)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:35 am
Letter sent.

I would get them as a kid. I did not know anything about Hermit crabs until now. Thank you Cher for the post and Laura for rescuing them.

Laura H. (963)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:52 am
I wish I could set all of them-including the ones under my roof-free...

Ruth M. (252)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:26 pm

Robert O. (12)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:40 pm

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Friday December 14, 2012, 2:26 pm

Thomas P. (451)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:35 pm
Noted....thanks Cher

Marlene Dinkins (267)
Friday December 14, 2012, 3:10 pm
noted !!!! this creatures are beautiful!!!!!! they are sentients!!!! their lives deserve respect!!!!!!! thnx for the post.!!!!

Sandi C. (181)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:19 pm

Ellen G. (335)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:48 pm
Comment sent

Friday December 14, 2012, 9:34 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher

Sandra M Z. (114)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:58 pm
E-mailed company and asked them to leave Hermit Crabs to Nature.

Noted, Thank you Cher.

Marie W. (67)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:26 pm

Danuta Watola (1269)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 1:16 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:09 am
Noted and Tnx Cher :0

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 11:14 am

Elaine Al Meqdad (281)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 5:17 pm

Tanya W. (65)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:56 am
Who would want to keep a hermit crab as a prisoner?? Noted and Signed and hoping for a better world!

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 4:18 am
noted, thank you Cher

Sue H. (1)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 7:03 am
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