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July 9, 2007

A Walgreens store in Key West, Florida is selling a toy truck that carries the carcass of a toy “dead deer.” While this is distasteful and offensive by itself, it is even more so that it is being sold where one of the nation’s most endangered animals, the Key Deer, is fighting for survival in the face of extinction. Key Deer were once plentiful until hunters killed all but about 25 of them, pushing the species to the brink of extinction. Their numbers began to rebound after hunting them was banned, but their population still numbers only 600-800 individuals today

Please contact Walgreens and politely urge them to remove these offensive toys from their shelves and to enact a policy of not selling hunting-themed toys in the future.

Please write, e-mail and call:
Duane Lauvenstein, Store Manager

2805 N Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040-4073
(305) 292-9833

Walgreens Consumer Relations MS 273
200 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 914-2500

Below is a sample letter that you can use for ideas, but please personalize the letter, as form letters have much less of an impact.

Dear Walgreens:

It has come to my attention that in the Roosevelt Blvd. store in Key West, FL, Walgreens is selling a “toy” truck that is carrying the carcass of a toy “dead deer.” This toy is inappropriate for children since it promotes violence toward wildlife and I urge you to discontinue the sale of this toy immediately.

By glorifying and sanitizing the violence that is hunting through the selling of this toy, Walgreens is supporting the destruction of wildlife and their natural habitat. Hunting is a violent activity that causes the deaths of tens of millions of animals annually and victimizes hundreds of adults and children, both hunters and non-hunters. Walgreens should not be a part of this kind of activity.

Out of respect for wildlife and nature please remove the offensive toys from the shelves and enact a policy of not selling toys that glorify the violence known as sport hunting. I await your response to my concerns.



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Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting / C.A.S.H.
P.O. Box 562
New Paltz, NY 12561