Complaints continue to pour in from customers of CBL & Associates malls regarding Pocket Pets, a traveling kiosk that sells tiny exotic marsupials called "sugar gliders." PETA has reached out to executives, 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 members. Kiosks and pet shops are now acquiring them from hellish breeding facilities similar to puppy mills. The animals 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 CBL & Associates Properties to do the right thing and adopt a policy that prohibits the Pocket Pets kiosks from selling sugar gliders at its malls. And please forward this alert widely! Send polite comments to:Stephen LebovitzPresident and CEOCBL & Associatesstephen_lebovitz@cblproperties.com423-855-0001Katie ReinsmidtVice PresidentCBL & Associateskatie_reinsmidt@cblproperties.com
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