Speak Out Against Animal Giveaways at Carnivals!
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
June 2014


hermit crab carnival giveawaysPlease urge DRS Skinners’ Amusements Inc. to end hermit crab, goldfish and all other animal giveaways immediately, then forward this alert far and wide!

DRS Skinners’ Amusements Inc.
P.O. Box 949
Crystal Lake, IL 60039
phone (815) 943-7961


DRS Skinners’ Amusements Inc., a company that supplies carnival entertainment in Illinois, reportedly doles out hermit crabs and goldfish as booth prizes. We asked the owners to do away with animal giveaways, but to no apparent avail. Your voice is needed now!

Hermit crabs in nature travel in large groups, avoiding humans, and can live up to 40 years. But when held in captivity—even if provided with fully equipped aquariums that meet their vast physical requirements—they usually die before reaching the age of 4. Peddled like trinkets, confined, roughly handled, improperly fed, and eventually forgotten, hermit crabs are doomed from the moment they’re stolen from the wild. And experts agree that fish are also highly sentient and complex animals whose welfare must always be considered. They, too, require a sizable tank, environmental controls, regular cleaning of aquariums, and ample enrichment. Most “prize winners” are hardly prepared for such a commitment, and the animals suffer as a result. 

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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