Dish Network Puts an End to Live Kangaroo Promotions

February 2012

In an attempt to promote its new 2012 “Hopper” DVR, Dish Network included live kangaroos and wallabies in many of its promotional events. Once PETA got wind of this, we reached out to Dish Network and explained how animals used in the entertainment industry are abused. Not wanting to be associated with such cruelty, the satellite broadcaster stated that its future plans call only for stuffed and inflatable kangaroos and people in kangaroo costumes.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind