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Speak Out for Big Al the Alligator ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering )

Cher
- 444 days ago - peta.org
Big Al, a large female alligator on display at a Bass Pro Shops store in Springfield, Missouri, is confined to a small enclosure that's only about twice her body length. In the wild, alligators swim freely through swamps, bask on riverbanks, roll around



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Cher C. (1461)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:40 pm


Big Al, a large female alligator on display at a Bass Pro Shops store in Springfield, Missouri, is confined to a small enclosure that's only about twice her body length. In the wild, alligators swim freely through swamps, bask on riverbanks, roll around in grasses, and submerge at the bottom of muddy ponds, but Big Al's enclosure is much too small to allow her to swim or even really walk around. To make matters worse, Big Al is reportedly not being treated for a chronic eye condition. PETA has appealed to the store to do better for Big Al, and we were assured that she would be moved to a larger enclosure away from the stressors of public display. Sadly, recent photos show that nothing has changed. Now your voice is needed!

Please politely urge Bass Pro Shops to provide Big Al with a much larger, richer environment that has a large pool to swim and submerge in, mud and vegetation to lie and hide in, and large rocks to bask on. If this isn't possible, urge the store to retire Big Al to a reputable sanctuary. And please forward this alert widely!

Please send polite comments to:

Johnny Morris, Owner
Bass Pro Shops
jlmorris@basspro.com

Mickey Black, Store Manager
Bass Pro Shops
manager_springfield_mo@basspro.com


 

Marlene Dinkins (225)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:25 pm
noted and signed!!!
 

Pat B. (351)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:35 pm
Will do. TY, Cher.
 

Gysele van Santen (200)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:03 pm
noted & will send (polite) comments.
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:25 pm
Will do.People should boycot That stupid store.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:11 pm
Noted, emails sent, twittered and google shared. Email below. Thanks for Chering.

Dear Sirs,
It has come to my attention that you have an alligator on display in one of your stores. I have learned that Big Al not only is living in an enclosure that restricts every movement that comes naturally to an alligator living in the wild, but that she also has a serious eye infection that you have been neglecting to have treated.

I know that you have received numerous phone calls, letters and emails requesting that you move her into a larger enclosure more suited to an animal of her size, but to also get her the proper care that she needs.

I do not understand why, after assuring the public that you would take care of these issues, nothing has been done.

I am respectfully requesting that you live up to the promises you have made and show the public that you truly do have Big Al's best interests at heart.

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Tamara Hayes


 

Marie W. (65)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:37 pm
Done
 

Sherri Martin (143)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:41 am
Sent emails to both....
 

Ruth M. (250)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:11 am
Noted & sent both emails
 

Frans Badenhorst (537)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:36 am
noted... poor Al....
 

Danuta Watola (1159)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:32 am
noted
 

Joan M. (804)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:06 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:57 am
Noted thx:))) very sad
 

Natasha Salgado (455)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:13 am
Emails sent for for Al. I hope we can help. I'd love to put this callous idiot on display myself.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:25 pm
poor thing, e-mail to be sent, thanks Cher
 

Ruth S. (404)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:31 pm
Done
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:04 pm
Action to be taken, thanks Cher.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:33 pm
Another example of the South and their idiotic side show treatment of animals.
 

Amy E. (66)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:26 pm
noted/emails sent
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:31 am
N & T Cher :-0 Tnx
 

Yvonne F. (158)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:45 am
Emails sent!!! Thanks Cher
 
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