Florida Festival Stops Giving Away Hermit Crabs as Prizes!

March 2014

After hearing that the Strawberry Festival was giving away hermit crabs as prizes, we sent organizers a letter and asked that they immediately stop and also implement a policy against using live animals as prizes. They made the compassionate decision to ask the vendor to leave the fair that day and will no longer give live animals away as prizes.

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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