Complaints continue to pour in from customers of malls across the U.S. regarding Pocket Pets, a traveling kiosk that sells tiny, exotic marsupials called “sugar gliders.” PETA has reached out to executives at Chicago’s Urban Retail Properties as well as to management at Eastwood Mall in Ohio, 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. Kiosks and pet shops are now acquiring them from hellish breeding facilities similar to puppy mills. They 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 Urban Retail Properties and Eastwood Mall to do the right thing and adopt a policy that prohibits the Pocket Pets kiosks from selling sugar gliders at their malls. And please forward this alert widely! 

Send polite comments to:

Ross Glickman
President and CEO 
Urban Retail Properties 
111 East Wacker Dr., Ste. 2400
Chicago, IL 60601
312-915-2000
glickmanr@urbanretail.com

Kenneth Kollar
General Manager 
Eastwood Mall 
5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd. 
Niles, OH 44446
330-652-6980
kkollar@eastwoodmall.com

Patty Wiltrout
Operations Manager 
Eastwood Mall 
5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd. 
Niles, OH 44446
operationsmanager@eastwoodmall.com 

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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