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Tell Skechers that dog racing isn't funny

Dear Greyhound Team,

As of this week, over 45,000 people have signed our petition asking Skechers to withdraw its Super Bowl ad featuring greyhounds running at Tucson Greyhound Park. To date, the company still refuses to pull the plug on this misguided promotion and has recently stated that showing dog racing is intended to be humorous!

Tucson Greyhound Park has an extensive record of cruelty, which is why it is so hard to understand why Skechers would partner with such a notorious place, recently called a "black mark" on the community. Filming an ad at this notorious track sends a signal that Skechers just doesn't care about greyhounds.

flyerWe are now calling for a national protest of Skechers stores nationwide. Download our flyer and bring it to the Skechers store near you. Gather friends and host a full- fledged rally. Let's pull out all the the stops to let Skechers know that dog racing is cruel and inhumane!

At TGP, greyhounds are kept confined in small cages which are barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. They are fed raw 4-D meat, the meat of downed, diseased, disabled or dead livestock. This was documented in a recent video investigation.
While racing, greyhounds face the risk of serious injury. According to state records, between January 2007 and November 2009, nearly 1,000 greyhound injuries were reported at Arizona racetracks. The most common injury was a broken leg, and other reported injuries included fractures, sprains, dislocations, muscle tears and strains, lacerations, a cracked skull, broken backs, heat stroke, puncture wounds and paralysis. To learn more, please see our full report and video.

Take action now:

  • Sign our online petition and forward it to everyone you know.

  • Make this photo your (facebook/twitter/ect) profile photo temporarily or post it to your social networking websites. Be sure to include the caption http:/// so people can learn more.

  • Send e-mails to Skechers, NBC and Mark Cuban, who is to appear in the commercial. Feel free to use our original letter as a reference.
    • Skechers President Michael Greenburg at
    • Skechers Vice President of Media Gary Martin at
    • Mark Cuban at
    • NBC Universal at

  • Organize a rally or bring a flyer to the manager of the store nearest you.
The Super Bowl takes place February 4, so please act now. To stay informed about the campaign, go to

For the greyhounds,

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
President, GREY2K USA



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